This is a wonderful and inspiring novel.
I thought I'd love this book, unfortunately it was very hard to get into, very hard to stay focused.
The narration droned on and on almost putting me to sleep. It’s not a book to listen to if you are driving. The subject seemed more about the rights of black womens’ suffrage than about the space program and by the end of the book, which I had to force myself to finish, I was tired of the author giving so much credit to the women highlighted as though they alone were responsible for NASA’s success.
And amazing book!
I like how the author explained the methods the government for mathematical calculation from WWII through the age of NASA. It is mainly a book about black women who did those calculations and wrote the code, but this framework puts their lives into perspective. Some names go by fast but the work of each generation builds on the next. It's good to know there have always been women coders.
An important and far too often overlooked part of history, told in a brilliant way.
Thank you for your HONEST look into your life; it’s not always easy telling your business. But for you to read it!
I found the narrator to be wonderful, but the book to be very wordy. l felt that the book just kept going on and on. Although the actual story is a wonderful and interesting, the book was not that intriguing.
Wonderful to listen to. Interesting to learn some in-known history. Such a shame we had to wait so long to find out about such amazing women in history.
Wonderful, Wonderful.....love this book! Inspiring and uplifting.
Margot Lee Shetterly grew up in Hampton, Virginia, where she knew many of the women in her book Hidden Figures. She is an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow and the recipient of a Virginia Foundation for the Humanities grant for her research on women in computing. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.