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Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space [Format Kindle]

Lynn Sherr

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Descriptions du produit

Revue de presse

"This is an intimate and enormously appealing biography of a fascinating woman, a triumph of research and sensitivity that lives up to its subject and will likely move readers to tears." (Booklist, Starred Review)

“Beautifully done . . . impossible to put down. Sherr draws us into a will and a passion more vast than outer space.” (Patricia Cornwell, international bestselling crime writer)

“Engrossing…Sherr provides a window into one of the most fascinating figures of the 20th century.” (Publishers Weekly)

“As an astronaut who became an icon, Sally Ride was an inspiration to millions. But as Lynn Sherr documents in this candid, thorough, and touching portrait, she was also an explorer of life. I'm grateful to Lynn for revealing the Sally I never knew, and for filling an important gap in the literature of the U.S. space program.” (Andrew Chaikin, space journalist and author of A Man on the Moon)

“In this engaging and entertaining book, Lynn Sherr tells the story of America's exploration in the outer reaches of space and in the innermost attitudes toward human sexuality. We learn not only about Sally Ride's extraordinary life as the first American woman in space, but also for the first time of her intense and equally fascinating private life.” (Cokie Roberts, author and commentator, NPR and ABC News)

“A great American biography . . . Lynn Sherr’s Sally Ride is a vibrant, honest, and at long last, complete portrait of the woman who bucked history, changed the space agency, and helped alter her country.” (Sally Jenkins, bestselling author and journalist)

“Wow. What a read. I was enthralled and enchanted. Sally Ride is a national treasure, free-thinker, and adventurer extraordinaire. Lynn Sherr's years as a NASA correspondent bleed through with the pulsing drama of our early space discoveries. And her close friendship with Sally renders the inside story replete with delightful and eccentric detail.” (Diana Nyad, champion ocean swimmer)

“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)

“The book includes rich details about the personal life of a very private woman….Fast paced and an engaging read.” (Library Journal)

“Revealing…An intimately celebratory biography.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Engaging” (Ms. Magazine)

“Compelling” (O, The Oprah Magazine)

“Complex and nuanced.” (Wellesley Magazine)

“Unsparing” (Sacramento Bee)

“A biography of America’s first woman in space that is riveting, beautifully written and rich in detail… Sherr effectively goes beyond Ride’s familiar public facade — the bright smile and twinkling blue eyes — and reveals a complex woman…[a] captivating biography.” (The Washington Post)

“Sherr, a longtime ABC News correspondent who covered Ride’s flight and knew her well, brings a confident, breezy tone to Ride’s life story. …. It’s a full and happy life that makes for a fast, fun read.” (USA TODAY)

“Revealing…The Sally Ride that emerges here — courageous, gifted, determined, complicated, conflicted — is both heroic and human. Sherr captures her as someone who didn’t just want to make a name for herself. She wanted to make a difference.” (San Diego Union-Tribune)

“A must-read.” (Washington Blade)

“Thanks to this moving, inspirational account of [Sally Ride’s] life, we can more fully honor this hero as a human being.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

“What’s refreshing about Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space is that Lynn Sherr paints an evenhanded portrait of Ride as an iconic American whose accomplishments are inseparable from the second-wave feminist moment in which she reached them.” (American Prospect)

Présentation de l'éditeur

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.

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.

Détails sur le produit

  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 60899 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 401 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 1476725764
  • Editeur : Simon & Schuster (3 juin 2014)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00GEEB99W
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Moving and a good read 4 juin 2014
Par Sherrill McCullough Davis - Publié sur Amazon.com
I am not an unbiased reviewer as I knew Sally during a brief, relatively insignificant period of her life. I think this book captures Sally really well - her personality and character are as I remember, even her comments and quips had me nodding and smiling. It's very moving and very sad in the end. But this book is really about more than just Sally. It's an engaging history of NASA, the space program with its highs and lows, its successes and failures, with a great deal of inside perspective not only from Sally. It's a story of a woman making her way in a "man's world" during times when that was very unusual, and doing so not only successfully for herself but that also inspired, supported, and paved the way for others. It's a tale of someone who believed passionately (overused as that term is) in science and the need to inspire and encourage girls and women to pursue careers in it. Though thrust into it, Sally played her roles brilliantly, while remaining true to who she was. Read this book if you're simply curious about Sally - you'll learn a lot about her. But it's worth reading for the other, less personal reasons, too. Engaging.
29 internautes sur 31 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 An extraordinary woman, an extraordinary life 3 juin 2014
Par Rick Hauck - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
Lynn Sherr has done us a great service - telling Sally's story with great insight and style. The Sally Ride I knew was energetic, playful, persistent, brilliant - and a great crewmate. Any of the "original six" would have excelled as the "first American woman", but NASA got it right when she was chosen. And Lynn Sherr unerringly tells us why.
15 internautes sur 16 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Outstanding Book 3 juin 2014
Par AReader - Publié sur Amazon.com
This is a book I never thought I would see - certainly a book that never would have been written by Sally Ride herself, or published during her lifetime. An intensely private person, there are stories here that could never have been told until now. Other books written about someone after they pass away can suffer from having no access to the subject. This book, written by someone who knew her as well as anyone was allowed to, offers a great deal of personal insight, and greatly benefits from first-hand access to her papers, plus her closest friends and family. Unlike many authorized and family-approved books, it does not flinch from describing the positive and negative sides of a complex personality who didn't please everyone she came in contact with. It's an honest, intensely readable and deeply fascinating book. And as all those who knew and worked with Sally Ride that I have heard from have said - this book really nails it.
14 internautes sur 15 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 It's About Time! 3 juin 2014
Par Leesa - Publié sur Amazon.com
It's impossible to sum up a life in one book... there are always more stories to tell. However, Lynn Sherr provides a lot of insight. The book starts with what Sally's true legacy is: the next generation, and a young girl appropriately named Genesis. I had the privilege of working with Sally and from my perspective, it is well done. I couldn't put the book down, although I slowed at the end. It was hard, since I already knew how it ends. Way too soon.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A lot of the right stuff 7 juin 2014
Par easyreader - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
I just reread the book and have a different opinion the second time around. Originally, I gave it three stars, and I have just added another star. There is a lot of information about Sally Ride, the amazing woman who was the first American of her gender in space. This was a deeply-felt account of Sally's life, written by Lynn Sherr, a journalist who became Sally's friend. The passages about Sally's relationships with her ex-husband Steve Hawley, her sister Bear, her mother Joyce, and, especially, with Tam O'Shaughnessy, her life partner, are deeply moving. Sherr gets a little long-winded in the ending chapters. I think she might have been so awed by Sally Ride's greatness (and so saddened by her death) that she was still searching to find the right note on which to end. Still,it was a very competently-written, very informative, and very touching, biography. How wonderful for us to have had Sally Ride on our planet for sixty-one amazing years, and what a loss that she is no longer with us! Lynn Sherr has let us know just how much we have lost.
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