Hidden Figures

The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD28563
Released: Sep 06, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441709585
Narrator/s: Robin Miles
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Description

Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the civil rights movement, and the space race, Hidden Figures follows the 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 lives and the country's future.

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Genre: History
Awards:2017-NonFiction-Longlist-Andrew Carnegie Medal,
New York Times Bestseller

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eAudio
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Narrator(s): Robin Miles
Product Number Z100113902
Released: Sep 06, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062472076
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Product Number EB00625720
Released: Sep 06, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: #9780062363619

Professional reviews

"Forget about breaking the glass ceiling--Robin Miles narrates the true story of four black women whose work as mathematicians helped break the sound barrier, and set the stage for space exploration. From the 1930s to the 1960s, they made calculations on such things as rocket trajectories and sonic booms, first at NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics), taking advantage of the opportunity that arose from the labor shortage of WWII, and then at NASA. Miles warmly profiles these hard-working women and their significant contributions to a field still dominated by white men. As the author highlights such figures as Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, Miles's inflections, rhythm, and pace move the story forward in a fascinating timeline of events. Listeners will get to hear the story before the much-anticipated movie is released next year. T.E.C. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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