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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

Women Aviators

Author : Bernard Marck
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215298873
Genre : Photography
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Category: Photography

Women Of The Wind

Author : Wanda Langley
ISBN : 1931798818
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Biographical profiles of nine women pilots from the early years of flight, including: Harriet Quimby, the first American woman to receive a pilot's license; Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman pilot; Anne Morrow Lindbergh, wife of Charles Lindbergh and record-setting pilot in her own right; and legendary adventurer Amelia Earhart.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Famous Women Aviators

Author : Bruce LaFontaine
ISBN : 9780486415505
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Features 44 meticulously rendered illustrations of remarkable women who played significant roles in aviation history.nbsp;Includes Eileen Collins, the first woman space shuttle commander; Sally Ride, the first American woman in space; and Amelia Earhart, who madenbsp;her 1932nbsp;solo flight across the Atlantic. Captions provide historic and biographical information.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Women Aviators

Author : Lisa Yount
ISBN : 0816030626
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Profiles eleven women who defied convention and sought freedom in the sky.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sisters Of The Wind

Author : Elizabeth S. Bell
ISBN : UOM:39015032902101
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Depicts the lives of Lady Heath, Lady Bailey, Violette De Sibour, Mary Bruce, Pauline Gower, Dorothy Spicer, Amy Johnson, Jean Batten, Amelia Earhart, Anne Lindbergh, and Louise Thaden
Category: Technology & Engineering

Amelia Earhart S Daughters

Author : Leslie Haynsworth
ISBN : 9780380729845
Genre : History
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In 1942, with war raging on two fronts and military pilots in short supply, the U.S. Army Air Force enlisted a handful of skilled female aviators to deliver military planes from factories to air bases--expanding the successful program to include more than one thousand women. These superb pilots flew every aircraft in the U.S. Army Air Force--including B-26s when men were afraid to--logging more than siz million miles in all kinds of weather. yet when World War II ended, their wartime heroism was left unheralded. In 1961, with the dawn of the space age, a handful of top female pilots took part in a new program termed "Women in Space." Subjected to the same rigorous tests as the Mercury astronauts, thirteen women--top-notch pilots--were admitted to the program. Once again women had reason to dream...that at least oneof them would be the first of their sex in space. The matter went as far as Congress, where dramatic hearings included testimony from astronauts John Glenn and Scott Carpenter. But their hopes were dashed. These skilled aviators had the "right stuff" at the wrong time, and again women were denied their place in history. This is their story, one of courage, ferocity, adn patriotism.
Category: History

High Flyers

Author : Siân Reynolds
ISBN : OCLC:826413151
Genre : Sex discrimation against women
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A discussion of women in France who flew in the period prior to World War 2. While they gained notoriety and publicity with their flying stunts, women such as Adrienne Bolland and Helen Boucher found it difficult to gain the acceptance necessary to fulfil their ambitions as pilots, and were not permitted to fly commercially or in the military. (SLNSW Infocus item 0541).
Category: Sex discrimation against women

Encyclopedia Of Women In Aviation And Space

Author : Rosanne Welch
ISBN : UOM:39015047481745
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents biographies of women pilots and astronauts and provides entries on events, institutions, and organizations that are associated with women and flight
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Women Who Flew For Hitler

Author : Clare Mulley
ISBN : 9781250133168
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Biographers' Club Prize-winner Clare Mulley’s The Women Who Flew for Hitler—a dual biography of Nazi Germany's most highly decorated women pilots. Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg were talented, courageous, and strikingly attractive women who fought convention to make their names in the male-dominated field of flight in 1930s Germany. With the war, both became pioneering test pilots and were awarded the Iron Cross for service to the Third Reich. But they could not have been more different and neither woman had a good word to say for the other. Hanna was middle-class, vivacious, and distinctly Aryan, while the darker, more self-effacing Melitta came from an aristocratic Prussian family. Both were driven by deeply held convictions about honor and patriotism; but ultimately, while Hanna tried to save Hitler’s life, begging him to let her fly him to safety in April 1945, Melitta covertly supported the most famous attempt to assassinate the Führer. Their interwoven lives provide vivid insight into Nazi Germany and its attitudes toward women, class, and race. Acclaimed biographer Clare Mulley gets under the skin of these two distinctive and unconventional women, giving a full—and as yet largely unknown—account of their contrasting yet strangely parallel lives, against a changing backdrop of the 1936 Olympics, the Eastern Front, the Berlin Air Club, and Hitler’s bunker. Told with brio and great narrative flair, The Women Who Flew for Hitler is an extraordinary true story, with all the excitement and color of the best fiction.Biographers' Club Prize-winner Clare Mulley’s The Women Who Flew for Hitler—a dual biography of Nazi Germany's most highly decorated women pilots. Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg were talented, courageous, and strikingly attractive women who fought convention to make their names in the male-dominated field of flight in 1930s Germany. With the war, both became pioneering test pilots and were awarded the Iron Cross for service to the Third Reich. But they could not have been more different and neither woman had a good word to say for the other. Hanna was middle-class, vivacious, and distinctly Aryan, while the darker, more self-effacing Melitta came from an aristocratic Prussian family. Both were driven by deeply held convictions about honor and patriotism; but ultimately, while Hanna tried to save Hitler’s life, begging him to let her fly him to safety in April 1945, Melitta covertly supported the most famous attempt to assassinate the Führer. Their interwoven lives provide vivid insight into Nazi Germany and its attitudes toward women, class, and race. Acclaimed biographer Clare Mulley gets under the skin of these two distinctive and unconventional women, giving a full—and as yet largely unknown—account of their contrasting yet strangely parallel lives, against a changing backdrop of the 1936 Olympics, the Eastern Front, the Berlin Air Club, and Hitler’s bunker. Told with brio and great narrative flair, The Women Who Flew for Hitler is an extraordinary true story, with all the excitement and color of the best fiction.
Category: Biography & Autobiography