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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: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First William Morrow movie tie-in trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the civil rights movement, and the space race, [this book] follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA's greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances, and used  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margot Lee Shetterly
ISBN: 9780062363602 0062363603
OCLC Number: 988107696
Notes: Includes reading group guide (pages 347-349).
Description: 8 books (349 pages) in a bag ; 21 cm + 1 laminated sheet
Contents: A zippered plastic bag containing eight paperback copies of the title --
1 laminated sheet containing author biography and discussion questions. Author's note --
Prologue. --
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. --
Epilogue --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
Reading group guide.
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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