Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race
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|Kirtland Community College Library||QA 27.5 .L44 2016||30775305521792||General Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0062363603
- ISBN: 9780062363602
xviii, 349 pages ; 21 cm
- Edition: First William Morrow movie tie-in trade paperback edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
|General Note:||Includes reading group guide (pages 347-349).|
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-328) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||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.|
|Summary, etc.:||"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 their intellect to change their own lives, and their country's future"--Back cover.|
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