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Grace Hopper : admiral of the cyber sea

Author: Kathleen Broome Williams; James C Bradford
Publisher: Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, 2012. ©2004
Series: Library of naval biography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Naval Institute Press paperback editionView 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Grace Murray Hopper; Grace Murray Hopper
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Broome Williams; James C Bradford
ISBN: 9781591149781 1591149789
OCLC Number: 852842198
Description: xvii, 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Library of naval biography.
Responsibility: Kathleen Broome Williams.
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When Grace Hopper retired as a rear admiral from the US Navy in 1986, she was the first woman restricted line officer to reach flag rank and the oldest serving officer in the Navy. Based on extensive  Read more...

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