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Flying For Her Country

Author : Amy Goodpaster Strebe
ISBN : 0275994341
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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American and Russian women served vailantly as pilots during the Second World War, in spite of gender discrimination and the lack of postwar aviation opportunities.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Seized By The Sun

Author : James Ure
ISBN : 9781613735909
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Seized by the Sun introduces teens to the remarkable life of Gertrude "Tommy" Tompkins, who overcame many challenges to find her passion in flying. She became one of 126 elite women chosen to pilot World War II fighter planes for the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs). Her dissappearance remains a mystery and no crash site was ever found. The result of sixteen years of research and interviews, Seized by the Sun is an invaluable addition to any student's or history buff's bookshelf.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Women With Wings Women Pilots Of World War Ii

Author : Shannon Baker Moore
ISBN : 9781680797442
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Women with Wings discusses how in the 1940s, women broke free from traditional gender roles by piloting aircraft both on the homefront and in combat, making critical contributions to the Allied victory in World War II. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Women Aviators

Author : Karen Bush Gibson
ISBN : 9781613745434
Genre : Fiction
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Detailing the role of women in aviation, from the very first days of flight to the present, this rich exploration of the subject profiles 26 women pilots who sought out and met challenges both in the sky and on the ground. Divided into six chronologically arranged sections, this book composes a minihistory of aviation. Learn about pioneers such as Katherine Wright, called by many the "Third Wright Brother," and Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of France, the first woman awarded a license to fly. Read about barnstormers like Bessie Coleman and racers like Louise Thaden, who bested Amelia Earhart to win the 1929 Women's Air Derby. Additional short biography sidebars for other key figures and lists of supplemental resources for delving deeper into the history of the subject are also included.
Category: Fiction

Those Wonderful Women In Their Flying Machines

Author : Sally Van Wagenen Keil
ISBN : STANFORD:36105081060027
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Between 1942 and 1944, nearly two thousand women joined the Women's Airforce Service Pilots, flying cargo planes, bombers, and fighters in some of the war's most dangerous missions
Category: Technology & Engineering

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : OSU:32437010709786
Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
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Spitfire Girl

Author : Lily Baxter
ISBN : 9781446456231
Genre : Fiction
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It is 1940 and Britain is at war with Germany. In London, eighteen-year-old Susan Banks longs to do her duty. Her secret ambition is to learn to fly - to serve her country and realise her dream. But she knows it is out of the question for a girl like her; a foundling, unwanted and unloved and dependent on strangers for her welfare. Just as she fears she will be trapped forever in a life of servitude and loneliness, she meets Tony Richards, a flying instructor based in Hampshire. And when she is forced to flee London, she heads out into the country. She is taken in by the kindly landlord of the local inn and his daughter. As Susan works hard to earn her keep, and her friendship with Tony - now recalled to duty - blossoms into love, she dares to hope that things are at last looking up for her. But then she receives devastating news - Tony is missing in action. And Susan wonders if she'll ever see the man she loves again and realise her dream of becoming a Spitfire girl...
Category: Fiction

War And American Women

Author : William B. Breuer
ISBN : 0275957179
Genre : History
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Traces the history of American women in the armed forces from World War I to the present, discussing their various roles and the controversies surrounding their involvement in combat
Category: History

Before Amelia

Author : Eileen F. Lebow
ISBN : 9781612342252
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Before Amelia is the remarkable story of the worldas women pioneer aviators who braved the skies during the early days of flight. While most books have only examined the women aviators of a single country, Eileen Lebow looks at an international spectrum of pilots and their influence on each other. The story begins with Raymonde de Laroche, a French woman who became the first licensed female pilot in 1909. De Laroche, Lydia Zvereva, Melli Beese, Hilda Hewlitt, Harriet Quimby, and the other women pilots profiled here rose above contemporary gender stereotypes and proved their ability to fly the temperamental heavier-than-air contraptions of the day. Lebow provides excellent descriptions of the dangers and challenges of early flight. Crashes and broken bones were common, and many of the pioneers lost their lives. But these women were adventurers at heart. In an era when womenas professional options were severely limited and the mere sight of ladies wearing pants caused a sensation, these women succeeded as pilots, flight instructors, airplane designers, stunt performers, and promoters. This book fills a large void in the history of the first two decades of flight."