Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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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.
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 as 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: 0062363603 9780062363602
OCLC Number: 1124987654
Notes: Includes reading group guide.
Description: xviii, 349 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A door opens --
Mobilization --
Past is prologue --
The double V --
Manifest destiny --
War birds --
The duration --
Those who moved forward --
Breaking the 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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"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 as they faced challenges, forged alliances, and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country's future"--Back cover.

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