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The Resource Sally Ride : America's first woman in space, Lynn Sherr

Sally Ride : America's first woman in space, Lynn Sherr

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Sally Ride : America's first woman in space
Title
Sally Ride
Title remainder
America's first woman in space
Statement of responsibility
Lynn Sherr
Title variation
Sally Ride
Title variation remainder
Americas first woman in space
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride's family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys' club to a more inclusive elite
  • This book is a biography of Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, with exclusive insights from her family and partner, and by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys' club to a more inclusive elite. A member of the first astronaut class to include women, Ride broke through a quarter-century of white male fighter jocks when NASA chose her for the seventh shuttle mission, cracking the celestial ceiling and inspiring several generations of women. She also served on the panels investigating the Challenger explosion and the Columbia disintegration that killed all aboard. In both instances she faulted NASA's rush to meet mission deadlines and its organizational failures. The author also writes about her scrupulously guarded personal life to show us a woman whose life intersected with revolutionary social and scientific changes in America
Summary
Sally Ride, the first American woman to go into space, competed successfully in the male-dominated profession of physics and became an inspiration to girls who dreamed of science careers. Journalist Lynn Sherr, drawing on materials provided by Ride's family and friends as well as official records and Sherr's own friendship with Ride, offers a moving and sensitive portrait of this pioneer who guarded her private life -- her long-term lesbian relationship only became known through her obituary. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Pace
Writing style
Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2015
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
Biography type
individual biography
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10313219
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sherr, Lynn
Dewey number
  • 629.450092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TL789.85.R53
LC item number
S54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Ride, Sally
  • Women astronauts
  • Astronauts
Target audience
adult
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America's first woman in space
Label
Sally Ride : America's first woman in space, Lynn Sherr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20255234
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
667 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410471093
Isbn Type
(hardcover : large print)
Lccn
2014019794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn876004462
  • (OCoLC)876004462
Label
Sally Ride : America's first woman in space, Lynn Sherr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20255234
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
667 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410471093
Isbn Type
(hardcover : large print)
Lccn
2014019794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn876004462
  • (OCoLC)876004462

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