The oral biography of Grace Murray Hopper, whose work with early computers transformed mathematical symbols into words, helping to usher in the era of technology.
One of those rare, rare books that pick your life up, turn it around and point it in the right direction.
Every woman owes it to herself to look up Particular Passions--borrow the volume from your public library. Or, better still, buy it and put it with your favorite novel or poetry collection to sustain you.
--Pioneer Press and Dispatch
Tantalizing glimpses into the lives of women who have not only made a living at their own "particular passion," but have become well known, even world renowned, for doing work they love.
--Christian Science Monitor
This is a wonderful book. The book is recommended reading for anyone -- no matter what political or sociological background -- who wants to know more about living history.
--Santa Cruz Sentinel
I have never enjoyed an oral history book more than this one.