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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Hidden Figures The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America?s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the m...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780062363602
ISBN-10: 0062363603
Publication Date: 12/6/2016
Pages: 400
Edition: Reprint
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
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reviewed Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race on + 3 more book reviews
Very good book, very interesting. Compared to the movie, there is much more background on the day-to-day racism they experienced outside of Langley and much more detail about their work and others they interacted with.
reviewed Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race on + 387 more book reviews
Wow, this book is so well written and engaging that I want to tell all my women friends to read it. The social background about opportunities, limits and social life for African Americans in the South in the 1930s, 1940s and later is superbly presented. I did not see the movie, but it's clear why producers thought it would make a compelling drama. Highly recommended for anyone interested in women's place in society and in the history of civil rights in America.


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