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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.

By: Lee Shetterly, Margot.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, [2016]Copyright date: �2016Edition: First edition.Description: xviii, 346 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780062363596; 006236359X.Subject(s): 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 | Space raceGenre/Form: Biographies. | Biographies.DDC classification: 510.92/520973
Contents:
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.
Awards: New York Times Best Seller List.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-328) and index.

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.

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