Grace Hopper: Admiral of the Cyber Sea

Kathleen Broom Williams

Grace Hopper: Admiral of the Cyber Sea, a biography written by Kathleen Broom Williams, is a fascinating account of one of the most important figures in computer science history. Grace Hopper, who lived from 1906 until 1992, was a pioneer in computer programming and helped lay the groundwork for many of the computing innovations we take for granted today. Williams’ book chronicles Hopper’s career, from her time as a mathematician working on some of the earliest computers to her role in developing COBOL, a programming language still in use today. Along the way, readers will learn about Hopper’s personal life and the challenges she faced as a woman working in a male-dominated field. With its mix of biography, technology history, and social commentary, Grace Hopper: Admiral of the Cyber Sea is a must-read for anyone interested in computing or the struggle for equality in the workplace.