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Best Read [Lynn Sherr] ☆ Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space || [Psychology Book] PDF Ò
Best Read [Lynn Sherr] ☆ Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space || [Psychology Book] PDF Ò
Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM By Lynn Sherr

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 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 tThe 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 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.
  • Title: Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space
  • Author: Lynn Sherr
  • ISBN: 9781476725765
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Hardcover

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Nikki Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
1.5 starsOverall my rating for this book does not reflect my opinions on Ride but simply the biography itself and the author. The author was the issue here, not the subject matter. First of all, the author clearly is not subjective when it comes to her topic. This would have been fine but the author spends entirely too much time speaking of knowing Ride and praising Ride overall. Even the author's adjective choices were annoying and more in a manner of a friend writing about her than a subjectiv [...]
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Jamie Collins Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
A good book about Sally Ride. It sometimes made me a little uncomfortable, though, because the author emphasizes the fact that Sally was a deeply private person, while simultaneously revealing intimate details of her sex life. Sally not only kept her same-sex relationships a secret during her NASA career in the 1980’s, she was still keeping them a secret when she died in 2012, just as she concealed her final illness. That doesn’t sound to me like a woman who would be pleased with this book. [...]
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Roxanne (The Novel Sanctuary) Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
So good. Incredibly inspiring. It's a great insight into a great woman, it's accessible and it leaves you wanting to be just as smart and inspiring as Dr. Ride.
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Rebecca Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
An excellent biography of a fascinating yet elusive persona. The author, Lynn Sherr, who knew Sally since her NASA days was totally unaware of Ride's homosexuality. Sherr had access to Ride's inner circle and was able to explore Ride's life, including her life in the closet. Sally's ex-husband was totally unaware of Ride's previous lesbian relationship and was unaware (until Ride's death) that Ride actually left him for another woman. I wish that Ride had left a more introspective documentation. [...]
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Jean Poulos Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
Lynn Sherr has written a riveting biography rich in detail, largely because of the co-operation of family, friends and colleagues in sharing reminiscences and correspondence. Sherr also had access to NASA, University documents as well as newspapers and so on. Sherr was an ABC News reporter covering NASA and became a friend of Sally Ride. This is not a hagiography. I felt as if I was sitting down with Sherr over a cup of tea while she related a story about a friend; instead of feeling like I was [...]
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Alice Lemon Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
I very much enjoyed this biography of Sally Ride. It seemed mostly well-done, though it did occasionally seem a bit hagiographic, perhaps because it was her authorized (by her family, after she died) biography, and because the author was, as well as being a journalist who'd covered her, a friend.Still, if nothing else, the book did a good job of convincing me that Dr. Ride was a very interesting person. It was interesting to hear about her feminist activism and teaching, and about her efforts to [...]
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Catherine Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
I just lost my thoughts -- try two. I finished this yesterday and it is still in the front of my mind. I wish that this project would have been started before Sally was gone, so that Sherr did not have to piece this together with out Sally. I would have loved more anecdotes about her junior tennis, Alice Marble and Billie Jean King during that time. BJK plays in her story in later years too. At the time of her death, I remember reading how outraged many in the LGBTQ community were that she didn' [...]
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Evelyn Hayhurst Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
This book means a lot to me, as a lesbian in STEM who's admired Sally Ride for a large part of my life. I deeply appreciate everything about this book, and I can't fully articulate it. Sally Ride's passion for science education (for young girls especially) and her optimism and determination will be with me for the rest of my life as I pursue a career in science.
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Cecelia Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
An extremely well written biography of an incredible woman, which also includes excellent historical and societal contexts for the reader. While I had a basic understanding of some of Sally Ride's contributions, this really blew my mind. Definitely a must read for any scientist, policy contributor, or really anyone wanting to be inspired.
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Karen Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
The writing itself wasn't quite a five, though it wasn't bad, but I loved reading this book. It was engaging and thoroughly researched, and I came away from it with so much admiration for Sally.
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Nicholas Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
It's a testament to Sherr's extraordinary abilities as a writer that I found myself on the verge of tears when I closed this book. A biography, of all things! Is it entirely objective? No, but who cares? I thought it was incredibly even-handed, and it's not like Sherr was part of Ride's inner circle. Dr. Ride was an incredibly private person, and it's hard to argue that anyone that far outside her immediate circle of family or her life partner would try to distort or control the facts. Some revi [...]
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Paul McElligott Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
If someone were to sit down and draw up blueprints for the ideal person to be the first American woman in space, the end product would probably look a lot like Sally K. Ride: plain-spoken and unflappable, personable and brilliant. One might tweak the setting for introvert vs. extrovert just a little, but other than that, you could say that NASA hit the bullseye when they picked Ride to be one of six women in the astronaut class of 1978, the “thirty-five new guys,” aka TFNG, and then selected [...]
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Shel Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
I went from skeptic to believer on this book. At first, I was concerned because the book started off with Sally Ride's ancestry and childhood anecdotes and was determined to tell her story in chronological order (not always the best storytelling method - sometimes the worst!).I feared this biography was going to suffer from The Boys in the Boat syndrome wherein the author, having done a ton of research and interviews with friends and family members, now feels compelled to include all of it. I wa [...]
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Elizabeth Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
After reading the opening segment of Sally Ride, I thought, "This Sherr lady can write." Her writing style informs the reader consistently throughout Ride's biography that the book is a labor of love. The personal attachment to Ride is evident but not pervasive; it enhances not obscures the reader's view of Ride's life. I was not well versed in Sally Ride nor the space program in general prior to reading this book. I read it because I had won it in a First Reads giveaway and I'll try any book on [...]
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Jeff Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
This book was a pleasant surprise. I read it primarily because of my love of space exploration and science, and I remember Sally Ride's career as an astronaut well. I found out that I knew very little about her at all. While growing up, going through college, and throughout her NASA career she was always up against the "old boys club" which resulted in her becoming a strong feminist and devoting her post-NASA life to STEM education for children, especially girls. She was breaking down gender bar [...]
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Paul Pessolano Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
“Sally Ride” by Lynn Sherr, published by Simon and Schuster.Category – Biography Publication Date - June 03, 2014The space race is on and the United States is far behind. The Russians have beat us badly with the first satellite, first animal, first man, and first woman in space.The United States counters with NASA and male fighter jocks from the armed services. Great strides are made as the United States flies past the Russians by putting the first man on the moon.However, NASA has become [...]
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Sara Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
I received this book for free in the First Reads giveaway program. I was not otherwise compensated for my review.So the racial stuff in this is suuuuper weird - definitely not the best treatment possible - but I deeply enjoyed reading about Ride herself, who was one of my childhood heroes. I'm so glad that her sexuality is discussed in the book (although I'd have loved more about/from Tam, Ride's partner), and the overall tone is very warm, in that you can tell that Sherr really liked and admir [...]
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Ellen Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
This was a very balanced view of Ride, not only the first American woman in space, but also a physicist, businesswoman and spokesperson for women's equality. She worked hard to encourage girls to open themselves to math and science careers. I was delighted to learn so much about the space program as well as the details of living in space. Ride was a complicated and very private person and Sherr knew her as well as anyone outside her innermost circle. My husband worked with Sally for a short time [...]
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Molly Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
I've always been interested in space and astronauts, so I was really excited to pick up this book. The author of the book knew Sally pretty well, and I think it allows the reader to gain a bit more insight into who Sally Ride was as a person. I think this is especially important because Sally was a private person, and only allowed tiny glimpses into her life.I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about America's first woman in space, with the knowledge that Sally wa [...]
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Rhonda Lomazow Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
Lynn Sherr has written a an honest fascinating book about America's first woman astronaut Sally Ride.She peels away the layers to show us the real person not just the figurehead.Through interviews with friends &family&most importantly Tam her life partner of 27 years.a lesbian love affair she chose to hide.An insiders look at Sally Ride by her friend Lynn Sherr told in an honest real book that will keep you turning the pages.
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Crystal Starr Light Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
OMG THIS IS A GIVEAWAY BOOK!Sally Ride was sorta my idol back in 6th grade, when I decided I wanted to be an aerospace engineer. She became first woman in space the year I was born, and I BAWLED when she more recently passed (almost as bad as when my grandfather passed). I mean, HOW COULD YOU TAKE THIS AMAZING WOMAN AWAY FROM THIS WORLD GORRAMMITT??!?!!?!If I do not win this book, then I know the world hates me.
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Ginny Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
I enjoyed this book, I learned a lot about Sally Ride, the space program and her interests in science, women's equality in all aspects of life and her life outside of the professional persona.A quote from the book sums it all up (page 276) "lowed her, finally. to combine her most deeply held principles: equality for women and girls, the elegance of science and the magic of space". "Stimulate creative minds and then anything is possible" SR (less)
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Laurie Heupel Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
Great Book a excellent read, Lynn Sherr has done a great job on writing this biography of a very private person. It was a well researched book and very informative. I was a admirer of Dr. Ride when she went into space but I also was very impressed with her company and what she was doing in the field of education.Ms. Sherr was able to give us a insight into a very private person's life and did it with such grace and class.
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Kay Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
I really enjoyed this book. I don't read a lot of nonfiction. If that's you, you should give this one a try. Great story telling of Sally's life that provides a good mixture of personal relationships along with amazing accomplishments of her life in space and her work furthering the options of women and girls in science. Great work by the author and all those who contributed.
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Michael Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
Lynn Sherr covered the Shuttle program and knew Sally Ride as well as anyone outside NASA or her immediate circle of friends -- this solidly-researched and beautifully-written book shows that. I can't imagine anyone doing a better job of telling the story of the life and career of the first American woman space traveler.
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Kate Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
How can I get Lynn Sherr to write my biography? She has done a perfect job of capturing the spirit of Sally Ride, a hero but also an enigma. I found myself identifying with Sally as I was reading, and I daresay many others would as well, with such a rich portrait of the first woman in space as this.
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Erin Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
Fascinating read about an accomplished and driven woman. I needed something uplifting after the election, and this book definitely helped. Sally Ride's drive and scientific mind were impressive and her contributions to the world of science were amazing.
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Rebekkah Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
This book gutted me. Which seems like an unlikely thing to say about a biography of a scientist. But it totally did.
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Brian Bradley Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
Well written and really-thorough biography of a very private person who made an impact not just on history but in gender barriers, science and education.
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Marilyn Apr 03, 2020 - 07:47 AM
Sally Ride was an interesting woman who lead a fascinating life.
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Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space By Lynn Sherr 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 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 tThe 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 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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