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The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight

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Review:

"The Mercury 13 ought to be on the shelf next to The Right Stuff as a glaring and embarrassing counterpoint to the triumph of the boys' club and its fighter jocks. Ackmann has done outstanding investigative reporting." William E. Burrows, author of This New Ocean: The Story of the First Space Age

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"[A] sharply pointed narrative [about how thirteen] highly skilled fliers were grounded, leaving it to the Russians to put a woman in space fully twenty years before the American government saw fit to do so. A shameful episode exposed with thoroughness and a graceful pen." Kirkus Reviews

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"Ackmann has done a magnificent job of gathering information, conducting interviews and weaving the strands into an utterly compelling book that deserves to be widely read well beyond the circles of the usual readers about the space program." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"A shameful episode exposed with a thoroughness and graceful pen." Kirkus

About the Author

Martha Ackmann teaches at Mount Holyoke College, is a frequent columnist, and has written for publications including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. Ackmann is co-recipient of the Amelia Earhart Research Scholars Grant. She lives in western Massachusetts.

Lynn Sherr, correspondent for the ABC News program 20/20, covered NASA and the space program in the 1980s, anchoring and reporting on all the early shuttle missions, through the Challenger explosion and the subsequent Rogers Commission hearings. Sherr was a semifinalist in the (now abandoned) Journalist-in-Space competition. She lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375758935
Foreword:
Sherr, Lynn
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Foreword by:
Sherr, Lynn
Foreword:
Sherr, Lynn
Author:
Ackmann, Martha
Author:
Sherr, Lynn
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Engineering -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20040731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-PG PHOTO INSERT
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.04x5.22x.60 in. .45 lbs.

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Product details 280 pages Random House Trade - English 9780375758935 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Mercury 13 ought to be on the shelf next to The Right Stuff as a glaring and embarrassing counterpoint to the triumph of the boys' club and its fighter jocks. Ackmann has done outstanding investigative reporting."
"Review" by , "[A] sharply pointed narrative [about how thirteen] highly skilled fliers were grounded, leaving it to the Russians to put a woman in space fully twenty years before the American government saw fit to do so. A shameful episode exposed with thoroughness and a graceful pen."
"Review" by , "Ackmann has done a magnificent job of gathering information, conducting interviews and weaving the strands into an utterly compelling book that deserves to be widely read well beyond the circles of the usual readers about the space program."
"Review" by , "A shameful episode exposed with a thoroughness and graceful pen."
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