Book cover of The Sisterhood: The Secret History of Women at the CIA by Liza Mundyby Liza Mundy

The acclaimed author of Code Girls returns with a “rip-roaring” (Steve Coll), “staggeringly well-researched” (The New York Times) history of three generations at the CIA, “electric with revelations” (Booklist) about the women who fought to become operatives, transformed spycraft, and tracked down Osama bin Laden.

“This masterful book cements Liza Mundy as one of our foremost historians.”—Kate Moore,bestselling author of The Radium Girls


Created in the aftermath of World War II, the Central Intelligence Agency relied on women even as it attempted to channel their talents and keep them down. Women sent cables, made dead drops, and maintained the agency’s secrets. Despite discrimination—even because of it—women who started as clerks, secretaries, or unpaid spouses rose to become some of the CIA’s shrewdest operatives.

Interview with the Author

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Chatter: The Secret History of Women at the CIA with Liza Mundy
10/19/23          87 min

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The Secret History of Women at the CIA
10/31/23           92 min

10/13/23          41 min

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Liza Mundy – The Secret History of Women at the CIA
10/17/23           53 min

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#768 The Secret History of Women at the CIA – Liza Mundy
12/9/23            34 min

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The Women Who Fought to Become CIA Operatives
10/30/23          17 min

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