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  • Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
  • Margot Lee Shetterly
  • English, English
  • 10 October 2019

3 thoughts on “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

  1. says:

    I saw the movie before I read the book, and I am honestly not sure whether that was a good or bad thing I loved the movie, and I loved the book, but they are very different.Generally, the book is a very fast paced and interesting read about the black women who worked at the Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia, and their many and varied contributions to the field of aeronautical and astronautical research It is part biography, part history of NASA, part history of segregation, part history of the civil rights movement, part history of the Virginia peninsula, and part history of women s rights It is absolutely fascinating.That being said, the book is very different from the movie, so don t go into it expecting them to be the same The movie is deeply touching, but it is actually fairly inaccurate, and it has been pretty aggressively whitewashed see re the Kevin Costner character I think it is good to both see the movie and read the book, because one of the critical differences, and the difference that I think is missed entirely by the movie to its great detriment is the way in which issues of segregation were actually tackled at Langley The movie makes it appear that enlightened white men of power were responsible for Langley s integration, when in fact the integration of Langley was almost entirely borne organically and of necessity The book does a good job of explaining this, whereas that aspect of the movie is almost entirely fictionalized I thought the movie took away some of the women s victories in this area Katherine Johnson, for example, never went to the colored bathroom She just used the regular, unlabeled bathroom, and no one ever told her not to , but the book gives the women credit for their small yet trailblazing acts of defiance.One other note the book actually covers quite a bit of complex scientific detail, but it is entirely readable to the layperson.I highly, highly recommend this book.


  2. says:

    My comments are somewhat bias since Katherine Johnson is my aunt I have seen the movie twice and read the book My preference is the book mostly because of the additional information provided about Aunt Katherine Many movie goers who only see the movie will miss out on a number of opportunities to see realistically Aunt Katherine s nature, attitudes, and life s perspectives on work, family, and race The movie is done very well and I commend all those involved in its production including the talented stars It is a case of getting one slice of pie when you could get two slices I suggest you eat WELL ATBroady


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    I read Hidden Figures for a local book club I was in the minority for having finished the book Most of the ladies went to see the movie I gave the book five stars for the importance of the subject, new information shared, and for the author s extensive research As a reading experience, I rated the book three stars I did not have an emotional connection that compelled me to read on.I appreciate the author s bringing these women to public attention I liked how their story is presented in the context of the prevailing racial attitudes of their time.The book is not a biography of a few women, as in the movie It is a study in culture.The bulk of the book covers the massive need for computers mathematicians during WWII, offering women and people of color unique job opportunities working for NACA There were at least 50 black women who worked at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory between 1943 and 1980 President Roosevelt signed an executive order to desegregate the defense industry, creating the Fair Employment Practices Committee.The African American women hired as computers were not only qualified, some had education than their white counterparts Their job opportunities and salary level had been limited, and landing a job at Langley allowed brilliant minds work equal to their ability The women were dedicated, their high standards apparent in their dress and demeanor as well as in the excellence of their work The high quality of their work brought respect from the engineers At the same time, Virginia s segregation laws restricted the women to where they could live and what bathroom they could use.The later part of the book covers the change of the NACA to NASA and the Space Race I found it compelling to read The technology was changing to computers and the mathematicians had to retool their skills to keep up with the times.My favorite story was about John Glenn s 1962 flight and how Glenn didn t trust computers to get him safely back to Earth he said, Get the girl to check the numbers If she says the number are good, I m ready to go He trusted Kathryn Johnson, the human computer.


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About the Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

En tant qu’auteur connu, certains de ses livres fascinent les lecteurs, comme dans le livre Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race , qui est l’un des lecteurs les plus recherchés Margot Lee Shetterly auteurs dans le monde.