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Author Shetterly, Margot Lee, author.

Title Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race / Margot Lee Shetterly.

Publication Info. New York, NY : William Morrow, [2016]
2016

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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  510.9252 Sh59h 2016    ---  Available
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 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  510.92 She c.2  ---  Available
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Edition First edition.
Description xviii, 346 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-328) and index.
Source B&T 09.2016 PARS
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.
Summary "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. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam's call, moving to Hampton, Virginia, and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black 'West Computing' group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens"--Publisher's description.
Awards New York Times Best Seller List.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.7 18.0 187010.
Accelerated Reader UG 9.7 18.
Subject United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (OCoLC)fst00528469
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Women mathematicians -- United States -- Biography.
African American women -- Biography.
African American mathematicians -- Biography.
Space race.
Space race.
African American mathematicians. (OCoLC)fst00799231
African American women. (OCoLC)fst00799438
Employees. (OCoLC)fst00909111
Space race. (OCoLC)fst01127802
Women mathematicians. (OCoLC)fst01178130
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Women mathematicians -- United States -- Biography.
African American women -- Biography.
African American mathematicians -- Biography.
Astronautics -- United States -- Hitory.
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Biographies.
Biographies.
ISBN 9780062363596 (hardcover)
006236359X (hardcover)
9780062363602
0062363603
9780062363619 (ebook)
9780062466440
0062466445
Standard No. 40026553076
9780062363596 52799

 
    
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