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Women with Wings: Female Flyers in Fact and Fiction

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780897335126
Author(s): Mary Cadogan
Format: Paperback
Year: 2002
Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers
Dimensions: 151 x 233 x 21 (w x l x h)
Pages: 278

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"Women with Wings" — now in paperback — is a perceptive and highly entertaining celebration of the achievements of female flyers from eighteenth-century balloonists to today's astronauts.

For decades female aviators had to defy social prejudices despite having achieved remarkable feats of skill and endurance. From 1910, women pilots in America performed death-defying stunts, and in England during the 1920s, a clutch of aristocratic flyers were flipping from continent to continent in their private planes. By the 1930s women had produced an abundance of record-makers — Amy Johnson, Amelia Earhart, Jean Batten and Beryl Markham among them. The Second World War recruited British and American women to ferry fighters and bombers from factories and air-fields, and produced some outstanding pilots from Germany and Russia. Post-war developments included long-distance record flights and the growth of opportunity in commercial and military flight and in space exploration.

As well as charting women's progress in aviation, Women with Wings considers fictional images of female flyers in comic-strips, magazines, books — from girls' adventure tales to romances.

This book is both amusing and enlightening in its research on the determination and struggles of women to fly.

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