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    DescriptionThe 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. Sally Ride made history as the first American woman in space. A member of the first astronaut class to include women, she 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. After a second flight, Ride 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. She cofounded a company promoting science and education for children, especially girls. Sherr also writes about Ride's scrupulously guarded personal life--she kept her sexual orientation private--with exclusive access to Ride's partner, her former husband, her family, and countless friends and colleagues. Sherr draws from Ride's diaries, files, and letters. This is a rich biography of a fascinating woman whose life intersected with revolutionary social and scientific changes in America. Sherr's revealing portrait is warm and admiring but unsparing. It makes this extraordinarily talented and bold woman, an inspiration to millions, come alive.

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    Sally Ride
    America's First Woman in Space
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lynn Sherr
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 600 g
    ISBN 13: 9781476725765
    ISBN 10: 1476725764

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG, RGR, JFSJ1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16630
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    B&T Approval Code: S87362000
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    DC21: 629.450092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO015000
    DC22: 629.450092
    B&T Approval Code: A50504800
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    Thema V1.0: DNB, JBSF1, RGR
    LC classification: TL789.85.R53 S54 2014
    Edition statement
    New ed.
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    Publication date
    03 June 2014
    Review quote
    "An exquisite and careful biography . . . one of the most inspiring stories I've ever read about a woman at the top of her profession who never stopped pushing herself; who never stopped serving the causes she loved and who never lived a public life as the woman she really was. . . . I was moved, inspired and grateful for this detailed and compelling account of the life of such an extraordinary woman."--Nicolle Wallace, political commentator and author of Eighteen Acres