Hidden Figures : The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

Hidden Figures : The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

Details

Author(s)
Margot Lee Shetterly
Format
Paperback | 384 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 23mm | 260g
Publication date
01 Feb 2017
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint
William Collins
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0008201323
ISBN13
9780008201326
Bestsellers rank
10,853

Description

The Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller

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Oscar Nominated For Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay

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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