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Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as 'human computers' used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Schwarze
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margot Lee Shetterly
ISBN: 9780062363596 006236359X 9780062363602 0062363603 9780062466440 0062466445
OCLC Number: 950004289
Awards: New York Times Best Seller List.
Description: xviii, 346 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A door opens --
Mobilization --
Past is prologue --
The double V --
Manifest destiny --
War birds --
The duration --
Those who move forward --
Breaking barriers --
Home by the sea --
The area rule --
Serendipity --
Turbulence --
Angle of attack --
Young, gifted, and black --
What a difference a day makes --
Outer space --
With all deliberate speed --
Model behavior --
Degrees of freedom --
Out of the past, the future --
America is for everybody --
To boldly go.
Responsibility: Margot Lee Shetterly.
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-Restoring the truth about individuals who were at once black, women and astounding mathematicians, in a world that was constructed to stymie them at every step, is no easy task. Shetterly does it Read more...

 
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