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1) Proving ground: the untold story of the six women who programmed the world's first modern computer
Grand Central Publishing
xix, 296 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"After the end of World War II, top-secret research continued across the United States as engineers and programmers rushed to complete their confidential assignments. Among them were six pioneering women, tasked with figuring out how to program the world's first general-purpose, programmable, all-electronic computer - a machine built to calculate a single ballistic trajectory in twenty seconds rather than forty hours by human hand - even though there...
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