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Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race / Margot Lee Shetterly.

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  • 4 of 12 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 510.9252 LEE (Text) 36626103797965 New Large Type Books Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [20246] ISLM QA27.5.L44 2016b (Text) 00000106309859 Talking Books Large Type Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [20246] ISLM QA27.5.L44 2016b (Text) 00000106309867 Talking Books Large Type Checked out 07/21/2067
New Castle-Henry County PL - Main 510.92 LEE (Text) 39231033409505 Ratcliffe-Carnegie Reading Room Checked out 08/29/2017
Perry Co PL - Cannelton Branch LP 510.92 LEE (Text) 70622000039698 CPL-Large Print Available -
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 510.92 SHE LgP (Text) 70741000142473 Large Print Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 510.92 SHE (Text) 31951004185002 Main Floor - Large Print Non-Fiction On holds shelf -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch LP 510.92 LEE SHETTERLY (Text) 33946003230179 United We Read . 2nd Floor In process -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch LP 510.92 LEE SHETTERLY (Text) 33946003230187 United We Read . 2nd Floor In process -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch LP 510.92 LEE SHETTERLY (Text) 33946003230195 United We Read . 2nd Floor In process -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062466440
  • ISBN: 0062466445
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 543 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Harper Luxe edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Luxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [525]-543).
Formatted Contents Note: A door opens -- Mobilization -- Past is prologue -- The double V -- Manifest destiny -- War birds -- The duration -- Those who move forward -- Breaking barriers -- Home by the sea -- The area rule -- Serendipity -- Turbulence -- Angle of attack -- Young, gifted, and black -- What a difference a day makes -- Outer space -- With all deliberate speed -- Model behavior -- Degrees of freedom -- Out of the past, the future -- America is for everybody -- To boldly go.
Summary, etc.: "Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam's call, moving to Hampton, Virginia, and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black "West Computing" group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens." -- Publisher's description
Subject: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration > Officials and employees > Biography.
Women mathematicians > United States > Biography.
African American women > Biography.
African American mathematicians > Biography.
Space race.
20th Century.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies.
Genre: Large type books.
Biographies.

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