List Price: $27.99 Details

The List Price is the suggested retail price of a new product as provided by a manufacturer, supplier, or seller. Except for books, Amazon will display a List Price if the product was purchased by customers on Amazon or offered by other retailers at or above the List Price in at least the past 90 days. List prices may not necessarily reflect the product's prevailing market price.
Learn more
Save: $12.00 (43%)
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime FREE Returns
Return this item for free
  • Free returns are available for the shipping address you chose. You can return the item for any reason in new and unused condition: no shipping charges
  • Learn more about free returns.
FREE delivery December 13 - 15 if you spend $25 on items shipped by Amazon
Or fastest delivery December 8 - 14
Available to ship in 1-2 days.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try Audible.
[{"displayPrice":"$15.99","priceAmount":15.99,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"15","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"99","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"MZmxAR9rug3%2B3UTEzizovRcBbdbuh1DHkYpbNSI4bzEWFnmFjDsre8XDWbv6Ajo5vseoZ3BC8nqgVz7lKlAX%2B5bBMxmsBwa7qt7mOWTwWaJCIgwav%2BCGKKpZrRf1M8%2BydtpA%2FNmIJ6OTnl70DZrz9Q%3D%3D","locale":"en-US","buyingOptionType":"NEW"},{"displayPrice":"$10.15","priceAmount":10.15,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"10","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"15","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"tBdgWe3xr9mWnwIw05bcPbFY17Hr4ix4MQvjRopn1RZ5CdJzJ7ZK%2F1MnV5SY5XOub4jlOOALJP%2BrmWDMp5bAqr7thjFq6a7Bb9%2FbwpOnZRdeChEJrEoq1Iw5i3MOTxl7Rth%2BbzfHBWrAH7J0gmilrlVXOcp8JWNPG8nN3rRpp2O6Q4kzBsi%2Fenot43gwMyes","locale":"en-US","buyingOptionType":"USED"}]
$$15.99 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$15.99
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date, and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Return policy: Returnable until Jan 31, 2023
For the 2022 holiday season, returnable items purchased between October 11 and December 25, 2022 can be returned until January 31, 2023.
Hidden Figures: The Ameri... has been added to your Cart
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
FREE delivery Tuesday, December 13 if you spend $25 on items shipped by Amazon
Used: Acceptable | Details
Sold by -OnTimeBooks-
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Shipped fast and reliably through the Amazon Prime program! Book may contain some writing, highlighting, and or cover damage.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell?
Other Sellers on Amazon
Added
$9.50
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: partners08
Sold by: partners08
(2746 ratings)
100% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Added
$9.50
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: Wiz Kid 54
Sold by: Wiz Kid 54
(1496 ratings)
100% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Added
$11.95
+ $3.97 shipping
Sold by: sequiturbooks
Sold by: sequiturbooks
(14813 ratings)
98% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Hardcover – September 6, 2016

4.6 out of 5 stars 6,484 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover
$15.99
$8.50 $1.56

Enhance your purchase


The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now.

Frequently bought together

  • Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
  • +
  • My Remarkable Journey: A Memoir
  • +
  • Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
Some of these items ship sooner than the others.
Choose items to buy together.
Popular Highlights in this book

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

In popular culture, Rosie the Riveter symbolized the thousands of women who worked assembly line jobs during World War II; her image lives on as an iconic poster for women's rights. Shetterly tells a companion story: starting in 1945, about 50 college-educated African American female mathematicians were among the approximately 1,000 women quietly hired by Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory as entry-level "computers"— their job title before the actual machine was invented. The author focuses on four black women who worked alongside engineers—that more prestigious title went to white men—to run tests, produce calculations, and tweak theories, pushing America into the modern aviation age. Their work ethic, smarts, and loyalty also gave them something else: earning power. Proudly securing a place in the middle class for their families, they could afford their own homes and college educations for their children. In exchange, they agreed to fit in—enduring, for example, the daily humiliation of the company's segregated cafeteria. Even the few who simply ate at their desks agreed, implicitly, to keep politics out of the workplace. As an insider, Shetterly, whose father was an African American career scientist at Langley, pieces this history together lovingly and carefully, with more than 250 footnotes. Now a mainstream movie, this is an inspiring account that is not so much hidden as it is untold. VERDICT Spotlighting pioneering black women who made their mark as mathematicians during segregation, this is a must for history collections.—Georgia Christgau, Middle College High School, Long Island City, NY

Review

“Meticulous… the depth and detail that are the book’s strength make it an effective, fact-based rudder with which would-be scientists and their allies can stabilize their flights of fancy. This hardworking, earnest book is the perfect foil for the glamour still to come.” — Seattle Times

“Much as Tom Wolfe did in “The Right Stuff”, Shetterly moves gracefully between the women’s lives and the broader sweep of history . . . Shetterly, who grew up in Hampton, blends impressive research with an enormous amount of heart in telling these stories — Boston Globe

“Restoring the truth about individuals who were at once black, women and astounding mathematicians, in a world that was constructed to stymie them at every step, is no easy task. Shetterly does it with the depth and detail of a skilled historian and the narrative aplomb of a masterful storyteller.” — Bookreporter.com

A gift for whatever they need

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ William Morrow; 1st Edition (September 6, 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 006236359X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0062363596
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 1350L
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.42 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 1.17 x 9 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 6,484 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Discover more of the author’s books, see similar authors, read author blogs and more

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5
6,484 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 10, 2017
4 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 27, 2017
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

OKCole
4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling social more than technical history
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on February 14, 2018
31 people found this helpful
Report abuse
ChrisG
5.0 out of 5 stars Ana astonishing account of brilliant women and much much better than the film.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on August 22, 2017
15 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Wednesday's child
5.0 out of 5 stars Read the book, never mind the film.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on November 18, 2017
14 people found this helpful
Report abuse
kathleen wilson
1.0 out of 5 stars Should be compelling! but is so boring.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on April 8, 2020
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Brgirl
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible writing style but a wonderful story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on July 4, 2018
9 people found this helpful
Report abuse