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Hidden Figures - Margot Lee Shetterly
Hidden Figures
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Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program. Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as ‘Human Computers’, calculating the flight paths... show more
Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program.

Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as ‘Human Computers’, calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts, these ‘colored computers’ used pencil and paper to write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

Moving from World War II through NASA’s golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the women’s rights movement, ‘Hidden Figures’ interweaves a rich history of mankind’s greatest adventure with the intimate stories of five courageous women whose work forever changed the world.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780008201326
Publisher: William Collins
Pages no: 346
Edition language: English
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Tea, Rain, Book
Tea, Rain, Book rated it
5.0 Review: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
I watched the movie back in January and it was great. And then I kept putting off reading the book, even though I earmarked it for the Pop Sugar Challenge prompt. So comes December and I am down to two prompts left and figure now is the time to read it. After finishing, I could have kicked my own bu...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
3.5 Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Alright, you guys know that I'm basically down for anything aerospace, so it was inevitable that I was going to read this part historical, part biographical overview of coloured women who worked at NACA and later NASA at Langley. And I have to say that it was interesting because I knew next to nothi...
Midu Reads
Midu Reads rated it
4.0 6 Quotes from Hidden Figures that Show How Gender & Racial Discrimination Are Connected
Originally published at midureads.wordpress.com on October 26, 2017.
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
3.0 Hidden Figures ★★★☆☆
I should have loved this book. I wanted to love this book. It tells us of extraordinary women breaking boundaries of math, science, race, sexism, and culture through their brains and grit and determination and the brilliance to recognize an opportunity and drive the wedge of themselves into it and m...
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
3.5 Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures tells the story of the role that women “computers,” particularly female African-American “computers” played in the birth of the aeronautics industry. This is an important story, a story that should have been better known a long time ago, especially considering how important race and ...
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