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Grace Hopper – Female Pioneer for the Information Age

By Andy | December 20, 2017


At the beginning of World War II, she left her husband and faculty position at Vassar College to become a United States Navy Wave Officer and a female computer programmer and software developer. Listen to her story as discussed by Kara Miller and Kurt Beyer during their Innovation Hub program at WGBH. After the program, order a digital book or download a title about her life and times and other noted women that contributed to the Information Age.  The following digital resources are available in our collection.

DB65262 Grace Hopper: Admiral of the Cyber Sea  by Kathleen Broome Williams – downloadable and digital reproduction available

DB33808 Grace Hopper: Navy Admiral and Computer Pioneer by Charlene Billings – downloadable and digital reproduction available

DB53199 American Computer Pioneers by Mary Northrup – downloadable and digital reproduction available

DB58587 Hidden from History: the Lives of Eight American Women Scientists  by Kim Zach – downloadable and digital reproduction available

DB86824 Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly – downloadable and digital hard copies available

Call RI Talking Books Library at 401-574-9310 or email us at  talking.books@olis.ri.gov to order any of these books.

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