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Grace Hopper : admiral of the cyber sea

Author: Kathleen Broome Williams
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2004.
Series: Library of naval biography.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When Grace Hopper retired from the U.S. Navy as a rear admiral in 1986 at the age of seventy-nine, she was the oldest serving officer in all the armed forces. A mathematician by training and a pioneer in computer science, the eccentric and outspoken Hopper helped propel the navy into the computer age. She was also a superb publicist for the navy, always ready with a good quote for reporters. Yet in spite of her
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2004007942
Named Person: Grace Murray Hopper; Grace Murray Hopper
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Broome Williams
ISBN: 1322548935 9781322548937 9781612512655 1612512658
OCLC Number: 898754033
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 240 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1 Remember Your Great-Grandfather the Admiral 1 --
2 You're in the Navy Now 25 --
3 Women Enter the World of Technology 68 --
4 A WAVE Ordnance Officer? 99 --
5 I'm in the Reserve, Retired, and on Active Duty 114 --
6 The Navy's Best Recruiter? 150 --
7 Amazing Grace 172. Foreword --
Preface and Acknowledgments --
1. Remember Your Great-Grandfather the Admiral --
2. You're in the Navy Now --
3. Women Enter the World of Technology --
4. A WAVE Ordnance Officer --
5. I'm in the Reserve, Retired, and on Active Duty --
6. The Navy's Best Recruiter --
7. Amazing Grace --
Notes --
Further Reading.
Series Title: Library of naval biography.
Responsibility: Kathleen Broome Williams.
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* The first biography of `Amazing' Grace Hopper * Based on both archival material and interviews with friends, colleagues and family * A fascinating overview of the beginnings of the computer age  Read more...

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