Code Girls

Code Girls
Author: Liza Mundy
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN: 0316352551
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Code Girls Book Excerpt:

The award-winning New York Times bestseller about the American women who secretly served as codebreakers during World War II--a "prodigiously researched and engrossing" (New York Times) book that "shines a light on a hidden chapter of American history" (Denver Post). Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.

The Code Girls

The Code Girls
Author: Daisy Styles
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-08-25
ISBN: 1405924373
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Code Girls Book Excerpt:

**A heart-warming and inspiring story of incredible women on the home-front during World War II from the author of The Bomb Girls** Can four girls protect a whole country? It's 1941 and the country has been turned upside down. For the aristocratic Walsingham family this means being pushed unceremoniously upstairs while their grand home is taken over by the Army. But for newcomers Ava and Maudie this is a chance to get something more from life. They are at Walsingham Hall to become code girls and break German encryptions. So being sent downstairs to work in the kitchens isn't exactly what they had in mind. But they do their duty, make new friends and soon even romance looks to be on the horizon. Though life is tough, it has never been more exciting. Meanwhile, upstairs, Lord Walsingham is hiding something. And Maudie and the girls realize that the safety of their country might actually be in their hands after all . . . *PREORDER NOW* *PREORDER THE BOMB GIRLS SECRETS, NOW* Praise for The Code Girls Feisty young women, a country house in wartime and a scheming aristocrat - all ingredients for a cracking story with truly endearing characters - Annie Murray, bestselling author of, Now The War Is Over Praise for Daisy Styles 'A great read that I think will appeal to fans of wartime sagas and authors like Donna Douglas . . . From dances to disasters, encounters with handsome Yanks, rationing and relationships, The Bomb Girls has all the ingredients of an excellent wartime drama and I thoroughly enjoyed it!' Onemorepage.com 'The story is full of drama, love, heartbreak, friendship and in some part some comedy . . . It's full of twist and turns and is a real page turner' Laurahbookblog Here's what the early readers are saying . . . 'Loved, loved, loved it! ... Cannot wait to read more by this author' 'This story tells the story of four very different young girls and how they come together to help the war effect in their own way . . . would highly recommend to others' 'A beautifully written book ... An excellent read, from the relationships, the cooking, the love interests and the way war affected everyone's lives. A must read!' 'This book had me gripped from the first page and I had it read in one sitting' 'I really loved these characters, they were feisty and believable. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone who enjoys wartime stories. This is one of the best' 'I really enjoyed Daisy Styles The Bomb Girls so was overjoyed to find she had written another set in the same era ... a really good story with interesting likable characters' 'The storyline was exciting, the characters so interesting and the era well descripted. I would definitely recommend this book' 'Fab book!' 'Fantastic ... This was full of twists, turns, ups and downs; a real rollercoaster. Loved the plot and loved all the characters. Highly recommended' 'I absolutely love these type of books and this one certainly was a great read.. Actually no it wasn't just great it was fantastic'

The Secret Life of an American Codebreaker

The Secret Life of an American Codebreaker
Author: Jan Slimming
Publsiher: Pen and Sword Military
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2022-03-30
ISBN: 1526784165
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Life of an American Codebreaker Book Excerpt:

The Secret Life of an American Codebreaker is the true account of Janice Martin, a college student recruited to the military in 1943, after she was secretly approached by a college professor at Goucher College, a liberal arts establishment for women in Baltimore, USA. Destined for a teaching career, Janice became a prestigious professor of classics at Georgia State University, but how did she spend three years of her secret life during the war working in Washington D.C.’s Top Secret Intelligence? Why was she chosen? How was she chosen? What did she do? Questions everyone asks are answered in this study of not just one but several Second World War codebreakers, male and female. Backed by extensive research, unpublished photographs and recorded interviews, we discover the life of Janice Martin from Baltimore and her Top Secret Ultra role in helping to combat U-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic; the work she and her colleagues undertook in a foundation provided by both British and American Intelligence. From ‘the early days’ to D-Day and beyond, the book includes other hidden figures who were part of this huge wheel of an incredible time in history.

The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line

The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line
Author: Mari K. Eder
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2021-08-03
ISBN: 1728230934
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line Book Excerpt:

For fans of Radium Girls and history and WWII buffs, The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line takes you inside the lives and experiences of 15 unknown women heroes from the Greatest Generation, the women who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen during WWII—in and out of uniform, for theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come. The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line are the heroes of the Greatest Generation that you hardly ever hear about. These women who did extraordinary things didn't expect thanks and shied away from medals and recognition. Despite their amazing accomplishments, they've gone mostly unheralded and unrewarded. No longer. These are the women of World War II who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen—in and out of uniform. Young Hilda Eisen was captured twice by the Nazis and twice escaped, going on to fight with the Resistance in Poland. Determined to survive, she and her husband later emigrated to the U.S. where they became entrepreneurs and successful business leaders. Ola Mildred Rexroat was the only Native American woman pilot to serve with the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) in World War II. She persisted against all odds—to earn her silver wings and fly, helping train other pilots and gunners. Ida and Louise Cook were British sisters and opera buffs who smuggled Jews out of Germany, often wearing their jewelry and furs, to help with their finances. They served as sponsors for refugees, and established temporary housing for immigrant families in London. Alice Marble was a grand-slam winning tennis star who found her own path to serve during the war—she was an editor with Wonder Woman comics, played tennis exhibitions for the troops, and undertook a dangerous undercover mission to expose Nazi theft. After the war she was instrumental in desegregating women's professional tennis. Others also stepped out of line—as cartographers, spies, combat nurses, and troop commanders. Retired U.S. Army Major General Mari K. Eder wrote this book because she knew their stories needed to be told—and the sooner the better. For theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come.

Fighting for Girls

Fighting for Girls
Author: Meda Chesney-Lind
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2010-09-03
ISBN: 143843295X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting for Girls Book Excerpt:

Cutting edge research into trends and social contexts of girls' violence.

Girl Scientists

Girl Scientists
Author: Virginia Loh-Hagan
Publsiher: Cherry Lake
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN: 1534149368
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girl Scientists Book Excerpt:

Who were history's smartest scientists? Who was voted "Most Likely to Have the Best Garden?" In the History's Yearbook series, readers will learn about the amazing and diverse women in history. In Girl Scientists, readers will discover and rediscover their favorite heroines and learn about top women scientists who have made an impact. Each book in this series is written at a higher maturity level using considerate text at a lower reading level in order to engage struggling readers. Backmatter material includes writing prompts that encourage readers to think creatively and critically. Series includes, a table of contents, educational sidebars, bibliography, glossary, index, and author biography.

Lost Arlington County

Lost Arlington County
Author: Charlie Clark
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-09-13
ISBN: 1467150649
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Arlington County Book Excerpt:

Arlington began three centuries ago as the farm section of Alexandria County and emerged in the 1900s as a vibrant suburb of the nation's capital. Global notice came after the creation and expansion of Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon and Fort Myer, site of history's first airplane casualty--September 17, 1908. Add in some modern marquee employers--PBS, WETA, Nestlé, the Foreign Service Institute and Amazon--and it's a recipe for accelerating change. Unsurprisingly, residents are increasingly at odds over rising housing costs and demolitions of long-valued homes and businesses. A key to preserving Arlington's character is a deeper knowledge of history. Local journalist and author Charlie Clark provides a compendium of gone-but-not-forgotten institutions, businesses, homes and amusements.

The Shriver Report

The Shriver Report
Author: Maria Shriver,The Center for American Progress
Publsiher: Rosetta Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-01-11
ISBN: 0795339615
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shriver Report Book Excerpt:

Facts, figures, and essays on women and poverty by Barbara Ehrenreich, Kirsten Gillibrand, LeBron James, and other high-profile contributors. Fifty years after President Lyndon B. Johnson called for a War on Poverty and enlisted Sargent Shriver to oversee it, the most important social issue of our day is once again the dire economic straits of millions of Americans. One in three live in poverty or teeter on the brink—and seventy million are women and the children who depend on them. The fragile economic status of millions of American women is the shameful secret of the modern era—yet these women are also our greatest hope for change, and our nation’s greatest undervalued asset. The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink asks—and answers—big questions. Why are millions of women financially vulnerable when others have made such great progress? Why are millions of women struggling to make ends meet even though they are hard at work? What is it about our nation—government, business, family, and even women themselves—that drives women to the financial brink? And what is at stake? To forge a path forward, this book brings together a power-packed roster of big thinkers and talented contributors, in a volume that combines academic research, personal reflections, authentic photojournalism, groundbreaking poll results, and insights from frontline workers; political, religious, and business leaders; and major celebrities—all focused on a single issue of national importance: women and the economy. “A startling wake-up call for policymakers and anyone hoping to survive a culture that siphons wealth upward to a very powerful few.” —Booklist Contributors include: Carol Gilligan, PhD * Barbara Ehrenreich * Beyoncé Knowles-Carter * LeBron James * Anne-Marie Slaughter * Kirsten Gillibrand * Hillary Rodham Clinton * Tory Burch * Sister Joan Chittister * Arne Duncan * Kathleen Sibelius * Howard Schultz * and more!

Women s Quick Facts

Women s Quick Facts
Author: STEMconnector®
Publsiher: Morgan James Publishing
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2016-11-08
ISBN: 1683502280
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Quick Facts Book Excerpt:

Women’s Quick Facts is the indispensable resource on the status and contribution of women. The only resource of its kind, it is a book that will be highly sought after for multiple uses, both in the US and globally. It is unique with more than 310 sources and resources cited. It is about the game changers- organizations, media entities, businesses, resource institutions, and women’s associations, all driving towards progress.

Learning femininity in colonial India 1820 1932

Learning femininity in colonial India  1820   1932
Author: Tim Allender
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 178499636X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning femininity in colonial India 1820 1932 Book Excerpt:

This book explores the colonial mentalities that shaped and were shaped by women living in colonial India between 1820 and 1932. Using a broad framework the book examines the many life experiences of these women and how their position changed, both personally and professionally, over this long period of study. Drawing on a rich documentary record from archives in the United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, North America, Ireland and Australia this book builds a clear picture of the colonial-configured changes that influenced women interacting with the colonial state. In the early nineteenth century the role of some women occupying colonial spaces in India was to provide emotional sustenance to expatriate European males serving away from the moral strictures of Britain. However, powerful colonial statecraft intervened in the middle of the century to racialise these women and give them a new official, moral purpose. Only some females could be teachers, chosen by their race as reliable transmitters of genteel accomplishment codes of European, middle-class femininity. Yet colonial female activism also had impact when pressing against these revised, official gender constructions. New geographies of female medical care outreach emerged. Roman Catholic teaching orders, whose activism was sponsored by piety, sought out other female colonial peripheries, some of which the state was then forced to accommodate. Ultimately the national movement built its own gender thresholds of interchange, ignoring the unproductive colonial learning models for females, infected as these models had become with the broader race, class and gender agendas of a fading raj. This book will appeal to students and academics working on the history of empire and imperialism, gender studies, postcolonial studies and the history of education.

Idea Makers

Idea Makers
Author: Lowey Bundy Sichol
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2022-02-15
ISBN: 164160641X
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Idea Makers Book Excerpt:

Entrepreneurship can change your life—and even the world Idea Makers shares the incredible stories of 15 women who changed the world through their entrepreneurship. Author Lowey Bundy Sichol presents five industries that women are leading in recent years: food, fashion and clothing, health and beauty, science and technology, and education. Jenn Hyman brought couture fashion to everyday women with her idea to Rent the Runway. Morgan DeBaun supports Black journalists through Blavity. And Sandra Oh Lin is inspiring kids everywhere with KiwiCo activity boxes. Readers learn about how the women featured risked their early careers, gave up their salaries, and sometimes even went against the approval of their families to follow their passions and start their own businesses. Today, these women are modern leaders worth billions of dollars and employing tens of thousands of individuals. Young women today are embracing innovation and idea making, and the women profiled in Idea Makers will show them how that can change the world.

Code Girls

Code Girls
Author: Liza Mundy
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN: 9781478922711
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Code Girls Book Excerpt:

The award-winning New York Times bestseller about the American women who secretly served as codebreakers during World War II--a "prodigiously researched and engrossing" (New York Times) book that "shines a light on a hidden chapter of American history" (Denver Post). Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.

Girls Without Limits

Girls Without Limits
Author: Lisa Hinkelman
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN: 1071807536
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girls Without Limits Book Excerpt:

Be the caring and positive force that girls need Social media, friendships, dating culture, academic pressures, bullying, self-concept, fear of failure... These are just a few of the complex challenges facing adolescent girls. In a world that is changing rapidly, it can be difficult to know how to foster effective communication and provide authentic support for the girls that we teach, parent, mentor, and coach. The newly updated edition of Girls Without Limits offers relevant insights and concrete strategies that will help you: Understand the unique challenges girls face, including relationship troubles, social and academic pressures, disrespect and harassment, body image, academic and career choices, and becoming leaders Teach girls the skills they need to safely and confidently navigate social media and other evolving technologies Empower girls with the skills they need to establish healthy and supportive relationships, build a strong sense of self, and develop the confidence they need to confront negative societal expectations and make healthy, positive decisions Combining relevant research, findings from a large-scale national survey of more than 10,000 girls, and the voices and experiences of today’s adolescents, Girls Without Limits equips educators, parents, school counselors, mentors, and coaches with the skills and strategies they need to build solid relationships, handle difficult conversations, and cultivate a generation of girls who are strong, capable, confident, and successful. What your colleagues have to say: "Girls Without Limits is the first book I recommend to anyone I know who has daughters or works with girls. It’s timely, relevant, and contains eye-opening insights for understanding their world, and is packed with practical tools and tips for engaging the girls in your life. A pivotal read, it forever put me on the path of empowering our girls to change the world around them!" Kaishauna Johnson, School Counselor Chino High School, CA "In this second edition, the data from Dr. Hinkelman’s research on the experiences, opinions, and behaviors of girls is combined with practical ways of engaging them on a variety of topics, from body image and confidence to healthy relationships and leadership. Readers will gain tangible ways of actually relating to girls and teaching them the skills needed to live in a world that is saturated with technology. Girls Without Limits is a must-read for anyone who works with, educates, or parents girls!" Sibyl West, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Counselor Education and co-director of the Frederick Douglass Institute on Intercultural Research Indiana University of Pennsylvania

The Cambridge Handbook of Computing Education Research

The Cambridge Handbook of Computing Education Research
Author: Sally A. Fincher,Anthony V. Robins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-02-13
ISBN: 1108756212
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Handbook of Computing Education Research Book Excerpt:

This is an authoritative introduction to Computing Education research written by over 50 leading researchers from academia and the industry.

Colorado Women in World War II

Colorado Women in World War II
Author: Gail M. Beaton
Publsiher: University Press of Colorado
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2020-08-24
ISBN: 1646420330
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colorado Women in World War II Book Excerpt:

Four months before the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Mildred McClellan Melville, a member of the Denver Woman’s Press Club, predicted that war would come for the United States and that its long arm would reach into the lives of all Americans. And reach it did. Colorado women from every corner of the state enlisted in the military, joined the workforce, and volunteered on the home front. As military women, they served as nurses and in hundreds of noncombat positions. In defense plants they riveted steel, made bullets, inspected bombs, operated cranes, and stored projectiles. They hosted USO canteens, nursed in civilian hospitals, donated blood, drove Red Cross vehicles, and led scrap drives; and they processed hundreds of thousands of forms and reports. Whether or not they worked outside the home, they wholeheartedly participated in a kaleidoscope of activities to support the war effort. In Colorado Women in World War II Gail M. Beaton interweaves nearly eighty oral histories—including interviews, historical studies, newspaper accounts, and organizational records—and historical photographs (many from the interviewees themselves) to shed light on women’s participation in the war, exploring the dangers and triumphs they felt, the nature of their work, and the lasting ways in which the war influenced their lives. Beaton offers a new perspective on World War II—views from field hospitals, small steel companies, ammunition plants, college classrooms, and sugar beet fields—giving a rare look at how the war profoundly transformed the women of this state and will be a compelling new resource for readers, scholars, and students interested in Colorado history and women’s roles in World War II.

It s Your World

It s Your World
Author: Chelsea Clinton
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN: 0141366516
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s Your World Book Excerpt:

In It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going, Chelsea Clinton tackles some of the biggest challenges facing our world today, especially for kids. Using data, charts and stories she unpacks challenges related to Poverty, Climate Change, Gender Equality, Health, Endangered Species and more. She also talks about what's being done to make a difference in each area, particularly by kids and teenagers. With lots of suggestions and ideas for action, Chelsea Clinton shares her passion for helping others and shows readers that the world belongs to every single one of us, and every one of us counts. The book will have three main thrusts: Informing young readers using facts and research Inspiring them with stories of hope and empowerment Suggesting practical ways that young readers can make a difference in their own communities and in the larger world. Filled with visuals including charts, graphs and photographs, this book has the potential to influence an entire generation's activism and involvement in local and global issues.

For a meaningful artificial intelligence

For a meaningful artificial intelligence
Author: Cédric Villani,Yann Bonnet,marc schoenauer,charly berthet,francois levin,anne charlotte cornut,Bertrand Rondepierre
Publsiher: Conseil national du numérique
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2018-03-28
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For a meaningful artificial intelligence Book Excerpt:

First Girl Scout

First Girl Scout
Author: Ginger Wadsworth
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0547243944
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Girl Scout Book Excerpt:

A 100th anniversary tribute to the Girl Scouts traces the story of founder Juliette (Daisy) Gordon Low, whose controversial efforts to encourage girls to consider professional futures and active citizenship were marked by her determination to include members with disabilities and different backgrounds. By the author of Words West. 20,000 first printing.

Research Anthology on Feminist Studies and Gender Perceptions

Research Anthology on Feminist Studies and Gender Perceptions
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 779
Release: 2022-01-21
ISBN: 1668445123
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Anthology on Feminist Studies and Gender Perceptions Book Excerpt:

Global society has always been impacted by the perception of gender. While gender roles may differ in certain cultures, many cultures around the world have allowed for the disempowerment and objectification of women. Women today still struggle for gender equality whether it be professionally, socially, or even legally. To examine feminism thoroughly, however, thorough analysis must be conducted on all genders and perceptions. The Research Anthology on Feminist Studies and Gender Perceptions explores the application of feminist theory and women empowerment in the 21st century and the role that gender plays in society. This book analyzes media representation, gender performativity, and theory to present a comprehensive view of gender and society. Covering topics such as masculinity, women empowerment, and gender equality, this two-volume comprehensive major reference work is an essential resource for sociologists, community leaders, human resource managers, activists, students and professors of higher education, researchers, and academicians.

Don t Knock the Hustle

Don t Knock the Hustle
Author: Craig S. Watkins
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN: 0807035319
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Knock the Hustle Book Excerpt:

Offers a timely analysis of the sheer ingenuity and persistence of young people who cobble together the resources they need to pursue the lives and careers they want. Young adults are coming of age at a time when work is temporary, underpaid, incommensurate with their education, or downright unsatisfying. Despite these challenges, media scholar S. Craig Watkins argues that this moment of precarity is rife with opportunities for innovation, and that young adults are leading the charge in turning that into an inventive and surprisingly sustainable future. As a result, society is expanding its understanding of who we think of as innovators and what qualifies as innovation, while wealth is spreading beyond traditional corridors of powerful tech companies, venture capitalism, and well-endowed universities. Drawing on over ten years of interviews and data, Watkins reveals the radical ways in which this community of ambitious young creatives is transforming businesses from the outside in. Diverse perspectives that are often ignored or silenced by major corporations are garnering public attention as women and people of color are redefining industries across the globe—all from their computer screens. We meet people like Prince Harvey, a New York–based hip-hop artist who recorded his album entirely on an Apple showroom laptop; screenwriter, producer, and actor Issa Rae, who first used YouTube and Kickstarter to develop the web series that became her hit HBO show Insecure; the Empowerment Plan, a nonprofit organization created by product design student Veronika Scott in Detroit; and start-up companies like Qeyno Group in San Francisco and Juegos Rancheros in Austin that help make tech more accessible to people of color. Forward-thinking and dynamic, Don’t Knock the Hustle shows the diversity and complexity of a generation on the rise. UNIQUE APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING MILLENNIALS that looks beyond stereotypes about their relationships with tech and labor, based on two years of MacArthur Grant–funded research. DIVERSE AUDIENCE APPEAL that will reach millennials, educators, people seeking to hire millennials, and scholars of technology, media, and labor.