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Hidden figures : the untold story of the African American women who helped win the space race

By: Shetterly, Margot Lee

0008201323 / 9780008201326
Paperback
973.0496073
19/12/2016
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England
20 cm xviii, 346 pages
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Reprint. Film tie-in. Originally published: 2016.

The Top 10 Sunday Times BestsellerNOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREOscar Nominated For Best Picture and Best Adapted ScreenplaySet 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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1KBB USA, 3JJP c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period), HBJK History of the Americas, HBLW3 Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, HBTB Social & cultural history, JFSL3 Black & Asian studies

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