Liza Mundy: Code Girls
This is a past event. Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 1037 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Code Girls: The Untold Stories of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
Liza Mundy is an award-winning reporter and New York Times bestselling author of several books, including Michelle, a biography of First Lady Michelle Obama. Her most recent work, Code Girls, tells the story of how more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. Running early IBM computers and poring over reams of encrypted enemy messages, they worked tirelessly in a pair of makeshift code-breaking centers. A former longtime reporter for the Washington Post, she is currently director of the work and family program at the New America Foundation and is also a contributing editor at Politico Magazine.
For over 20 years, the Oregon Historical Society has presented the Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series, bringing together the nation’s top scholars and award-winning authors for thought-provoking evenings of history.