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Hidden Figures电子书

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作       者:Margot Lee Shetterly

出  版  社:William Morrow

出版时间:2016-09-06

字       数:60.6万

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The #1 New York Times bestsellerThe 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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Dedication

Contents

Author’s Note

Prologue

1. A Door Opens

2. Mobilization

3. Past Is Prologue

4. The Double V

5. Manifest Destiny

6. War Birds

7. The Duration

8. Those Who Move Forward

9. Breaking Barriers

10. Home by the Sea

11. The Area Rule

12. Serendipity

13. Turbulence

14. Angle of Attack

15. Young, Gifted, and Black

16. What a Difference a Day Makes

17. Outer Space

18. With All Deliberate Speed

19. Model Behavior

20. Degrees of Freedom

21. Out of the Past, the Future

22. America Is for Everybody

23. To Boldly Go

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Reading Group Guide

About the Author

Credits

Copyright

About the Publisher

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