Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The #1 New York Times Bestseller 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 `coloured 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.

Buy Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780008201326
ISBN-10: 0008201323
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: William Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Hidden Figures book by Margot Lee Shetterly and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Margot Lee Shetterly

Margot Lee Shetterly is an independent scholar and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation award recipient, currently at work on The Human Computer Project, a digital archive of the stories of NASA's female Human Computers. She is one of the founders of Inside Mexico Magazine, an English-language magazine for Mexico's expat population, and in her former lives worked as an Internet executive and an investment banker. She splits her time between Hampton, Virginia and Valle de Bravo, Mexico.

Customers Also Bought

Boomerang Books customers who bought Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly also bought the following titles:

Books By Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Hardback, March 2018
$31.77 $35.30
Hidden Figures Illustrated Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly
Hardback, October 2017
$61.81 $68.68
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly
Hardback, November 2016
$32.50 $36.11