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Viewing Entry - Hidden Figures (E13262)
by Shetterly, Margot Lee

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Overview

TitleHidden Figures : The Untold Story
Author / Responsible partyShetterly, Margot Lee
CollectionFiction
GenreBiography
TopicsBiography World War II
RestrictionsYes
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]
Published06122018

Summary

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.

Additional Information

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System control numberE13262
Original Print PublisherGreat Britain: Harper Collins, 2017
Narrator NameNarrated by Coralie Ellement and Recorded by Kerry Duffy.
Participant or performer noteNarrated by Coralie Ellement and Recorded by Kerry Duffy.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator