I've listened to a number of books this year about the role played by women in careers usually dominated by men. I wonder if they would have been published had this not be the year of the woman, a time when it seems right to spotlight these overlooked women. Here it's Mary Sherman Morgan, a North Dakota farm girl who never finished college but "single-handedly saved America's space program" by coming up with a formula for rocket fuel that actually worked. It's a fascinating story--she had a roug [...]
A fascinating insight to the life of America's first female Rocket Scientist. A very private woman, this book is written by her son, who had to do a huge amount of research. Mary was a very private woman, and bound by secrecy. But it's clear that her dedication and intellect made her achievements worth acknowledging. A very interesting read.