Thank you for your HONEST look into your life; it’s not always easy telling your business. But for you to read it!
Wonderful, Wonderful.....love this book! Inspiring and uplifting.
I loved this book! It was so well written and thought out. The author described just the facts without the embellishments of conjectured conversations. It was written in such a way as to convey potentially dry historical facts into meaningful, inspirational words. Words that offer hope for humanity, progression, and left me (and I'm sure most readers) wondering what contribution I can make to society. I felt motivated and empowered to make some positive change in my life so I can be a part of making a positive change in society.
I was a little frustrated and disappointed that these women were not mentioned in our history books. They, especially Kathryn Johnson, were monumental in getting our first astronauts in space. Not only were they women working in a predominantly male industry, they were black. Would it have made a difference today for people of color, especially women, to have these women mentioned alongside John Glen or even W.E.B Dubois? I believe it would've. How could it not empower them or anyone? It's crazy I never learned about these women. I would've been enthralled.
I enjoyed listening to the narrator. I'm going to look up some other books she may have read for. I couldn't listen to her if I was tired because her voice was very soothing.
This book is very good, it fills in the blanks left from movie. Not like The girl on the train.
This is an engaging and enlightening look at aviation history and the people who made it happen. This is an important and timely story of the true work and dedication it takes to make great feats of engineering happen. A truly inspiring look into the truth of our history.
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.
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.
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.
Very inspirational and will hopefully provide insight as to how are nation should appreciate women and their numerous contributions to its foundation
Having read multiple accounts of the US emerging from WWII and advancing into supersonic flight and then ultimately space flight, this was a pleasant revelation. Loved this piece of American history.
Excellent story, well told.
Excellent read - historical, fascinating, and emotionally moving at times.
I love the movie and I just started reading this story and I already know I'm going to enjoy it very much.
Love this book and it gave me a look into a part of NASA history I never knew about but should have been taught in school.
Fascinating and extremely informative. A subject we don't hear about, but should. Highly recommended for thoughtful reading.
I found this book to be anti-climactic. I am intrigued by the historical events of this story, but found the book to be like sitting in history class and being told all the facts. Would have appreciated more storytelling surrounding the lives of these brilliant women. I also found the narration to be slow, I listened at 1.5 speed.
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.
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.
interesting from an historical perspective. At times the storyline seemed to drag and keeping track of all of the characters/their roles was a bit difficult for me.