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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
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Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated women known as human computers used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff.

Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam's call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black West Computing group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens.


More New Adult Non-Fiction:
Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths About Aging by Dick Van Dyke
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Show-business legend Dick Van Dyke is living proof that life does get better the longer you live it.

Who better to offer instruction, advice, and humor than someone who's entering his ninth decade with a jaunty two-step? Van Dyke isn't just a born song-and-dance man; his irrepressible belief in embracing the moment and unleashing his inner child has proven to be the ultimate elixir of youth. When he was injured during the filming of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, his doctor warned him he'd be using a walker within seven years, but Dick performed a soft shoe right there and never looked back.

In Keep Moving, Dick Van Dyke offers his own playful anecdotes and advice, as well as insights from his brother, actor Jerry Van Dyke; his friend and creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show, Carl Reiner; and other spirited friends and family. Whether he's describing the pleasure he takes in his habitual visits to the grocery store; how he met his late-in-life-love Arlene; or how he sprung back, livelier than ever, from a near-death experience, Dick's optimistic outlook is an invigorating tonic for anyone who needs a reminder that life should be lived with enthusiasm despite what the calendar says.

You don't have to act your age. You don't even have to feel it. And if it does attempt to elbow its way into your life, you do not have to pay attention. If I am out shopping and hear music playing in a store, I start to dance. If I want to sing, I sing. I read books and get excited about new ideas. I enjoy myself. I don't think about the way I am supposed to act at my age, or at any age. As far as I know, there is no manual for old age. There is no test you have to pass. There is no way you have to behave. There is no such thing as age appropriate. When people ask my secret to staying youthful at an age when getting up and down from your chair on your own is considered an accomplishment, you know what I tell them? Keep moving.

Endzone: the Rise, Fall and Return of Michigan Football by John U. Bacon
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This is the story of how college football's most successful, richest and respected program almost lost all three in less than a decade, and entirely of its own doing.

It is a story of hubris, greed, and betrayal, a tale more suited to Wall Street than the world's top public university. Endzone takes you inside the offices, the board rooms, and the locker rooms of the University of Michigan Wolverines to see what happened and why, with countless eye-opening, head-shaking scenes of conflict and conquest.

Endzone is also an inspiring story of redemption and revival. When those who loved Michigan football the most recognized it was being attacked from within, they rallied to reclaim the values that made it great for over a century, values that went deeper than dollars. The list of heroes includes players, students, lettermen, fans and faculty, and the leaders who had the courage to listen to them. Their unprecedented uprising produced a new athletic director, and a new coach (the hottest in the land) who vindicated the fans' faith when he turned down more money and fame to return to the place he loved most: Michigan.

The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis by Elizabeth Letts
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In the chaotic last days of the war a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing find: his briefcase is empty but for photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines.

Hitler has stockpiled the world's finest purebreds in order to breed the perfect military machine, an equine master race. With the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food.

With only hours to spare, one of the Army's last great cavalrymen, American colonel Hank Reed, makes a bold decision, with General George Patton's blessing: to mount a covert rescue operation. Racing against time, Reed's small but determined force of soldiers, aided by several turncoat Germans, steals across enemy lines in a last-ditch effort to save the horses.


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