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cspg
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posted 07-25-2012 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Women Aviators: From Amelia Earhart to Sally Ride, Making History in Air and Space
by Bernard Marck
This volume charts the rise of women in the male-dominated field of aviation through the stories of record-breaking aviatrixes: from those who piloted the earliest aircrafts to the first women in space almost a century later. These women from across the world took to the skies, fighting their way to recognition against all odds.

Bessie Coleman, an African American born into a humble cotton-picking family, worked as a laundress and manicurist to pay for flying lessons. She went on to become a fully fledged performance flier, the first of her race. The formidable Harriet Quimby was the first woman to gain a pilot license in the United States, and the romantic Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic — her mysterious disappearance continues to fascinate.

The backgrounds and life stories of these women differ wildly, and yet they all offer a reminder of what can be achieved through ambition and perseverance. This book will delight lovers of heroic feats with its inspirational tales of bravery about the women at the helm of airships, rockets, and airplanes, who often proved themselves more capable than their male counterparts.

Bernard Marck, historian and former correspondent for Flight International, has edited and contributed to many airplane publications, and has written six books on individual pilots and the technical history of aviation.

  • Hardcover: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Flammarion (February 5, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 2080201484
  • ISBN-13: 978-2080201485
Thought it was appropriate to mention this title. I had spotted it before Sally Ride's passing, by the way.

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posted 07-27-2012 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will be looking forward to this book and looks like it will be a great stories.

astro-nut
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posted 06-15-2013 07:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I purchased this book a couple of weeks ago at Barnes & Nobles and it seems like an interesting book. Haven't had time to read it yet, but the photos are great in it and it has a lot of photos of women aviators.

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posted 06-15-2013 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The book originally came out in 2009.

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