Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and 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—and whose contributions have been unheralded, until now.Before John Glenn orbited... show more
Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and 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—and whose contributions have been unheralded, until now.Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
This is going to be a hard book for me to rate. It's very technical and took me almost the whole month to get through. But, the story it told was an important one. I consider myself educated and this was a story I was completely clueless about. Not anymore. Dorothy, Katherine, Mary, and Christine's ...
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...
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...
Originally published at midureads.wordpress.com on October 26, 2017.
The film felt a lot more cohesive, this was interesting but quite bitty, one minute I was following one life and the next another and it just didn't flow for me. It was enjoyable but somehow unsatisfying, the lives were fascinating, what they had to endure and go through to get where they were was ...