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Hidden figures : [the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race]
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Contributors:
Miles, Robin, narrator.
Published:
[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone ;, [2016].
Format:
CD audio book
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
9 audio discs (10 3/4 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
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Description

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.

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.

Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA's greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country's future.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781441709585, 1441709584
Reading Level:
UG
Level 9.7, 18 Points

Notes

General Note
Title from disc label; subtitle from print edition.
General Note
Duration: 10:45:00.
General Note
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
General Note
"HarperAudio."
Participants/Performers
Read by Robin Miles.
Description
An account of the previously unheralded but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program describes how they were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws in spite of their groundbreaking successes.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Shetterly, M. L., & Miles, R. (2016). Hidden figures: [the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race]. Unabridged. [Ashland, Oregon]: Blackstone.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Shetterly, Margot Lee and Robin, Miles. 2016. Hidden Figures: [the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race]. [Ashland, Oregon]: Blackstone.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Shetterly, Margot Lee and Robin, Miles, Hidden Figures: [the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race]. [Ashland, Oregon]: Blackstone, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Shetterly, Margot Lee,, and Robin Miles. Hidden Figures: [the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race]. Unabridged. [Ashland, Oregon]: Blackstone, 2016.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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