Charles Graydon Poore III ’48 Book Fund

Each calendar year a number of titles are purchased through the Charles Graydon Poore III ’48 Book Fund. This is the list of titles purchased during the 2016-2017 Academic year.

Established in 1998 by Sidney R. Knafel, class of 1948, of New York, NY, in memory of classmate, Charles Graydon Poore III, for the purchase of reference materials for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library.

In addition, the following electronic resource is being supported.

Oxford Dictionaries Online: (NOT AVAILABLE OFF-CAMPUS) A guide to the meaning, history and pronunciation of over half a million words.



  • 629.4 H76R
    Holt, Nathalia
    Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars
    Summary:In the 1940s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians, it recruited an elite group of young women — known as human computers — who, with only pencil, paper, and brain power, helped bring about America’s first ballistic missiles. But their hearts lay in the dream of space exploration, and when JPL became part of NASA, the computers helped send the first probes to the moon. Later, through their efforts, we launched the ships that showed us the contours of our solar system. For the first time, Nathalia Holt tells the stories of these women, who charted a course not only for the future of space exploration but also for the prospects of female scientists. Based on extensive research and interviews with the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls illuminates the role of women in science, both where we’ve been and the far reaches of space to which we’re heading.

Charles Graydon Poore III '48 Book Fund


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