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4.4 out of 5 stars
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream
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on March 3, 2016
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on February 27, 2016
it was a big femisnism thing but really streched out and really boring
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on January 15, 2016
Bought for a gift--they loved it.
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on October 23, 2015
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on October 10, 2015
Great book about forgotten heroes! I read it and then gave it to my 83 year old mother in law. Even though she lived during that era she'd had no idea that women had been qualified for the space program by NASA.
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on May 7, 2015
This book is spectacular
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on November 29, 2014
bought this for book report my 11 year old daughter had to do. She loved it..
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on November 21, 2014
I haven't read the content yet, but it doesn't look as visually interesting and captivating as other award winning nonfiction I have read, especially about space and also about this time period. I ordered a paperback version, and the appearance of the book threw me off for a moment, because it looks more like a magazine without a hard cover! But it was gray condition and I am satisfied.
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on August 18, 2014
Interesting.could have used more pictures but overall very informative
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on June 18, 2014
What a great, disturbing event in our history about the 13 wonderful women who were pilots and wanted to be the first female astronauts of the NASA program in the 1960s. Tanya Lee Stone writes a riveting fact filled commentary on the social order in effect in the 1960s, 70s, that stopped 13 women from achieving their dream in the space program. Stone's book also clearly and compelling writes about these women, their families, their personalities, and the way they had to present themselves in a way that keeps you turning the pages. I thank Mr. Lovelace for his dream of putting women into space, I find it sad but believable that many in NASA and the astronauts were threatened and not ready for women in the space program. A great read with many pictures, and facts about 13 engaging women who were role models to many young girls later to follow their dreams.
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