The Resource Amelia Earhart's daughters : the wild and glorious story of American women aviators from World War II to the dawn of the space age, Leslie Haynsworth and David Toomey

Amelia Earhart's daughters : the wild and glorious story of American women aviators from World War II to the dawn of the space age, Leslie Haynsworth and David Toomey

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Amelia Earhart's daughters : the wild and glorious story of American women aviators from World War II to the dawn of the space age
Title
Amelia Earhart's daughters
Title remainder
the wild and glorious story of American women aviators from World War II to the dawn of the space age
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Haynsworth and David Toomey
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eng
Summary
"In 1942, with war raging on two fronts and military pilots in short supply, the U.S. Army Air Force launched a small, cautious experiment - it invited a handful of skilled female aviators to serve in its Ferrying Division, delivering military planes from factories to air bases all over the country. Eventually, more than one thousand women served their country as Women's Airforce Service Pilots. These women were much more than subs - they flew B-26s when men were afraid to, flew every aircraft in the inventory of the U.S. Army Air Force, and logged over six million miles in all kinds of weather. Led by the famous aviatrix Jacqueline Cochran, these forgotten women were superb pilots, the equals of any fighter jock."--BOOK JACKET. "In 1961, Dr. Randolph Lovelace, a member of NASA's Life Sciences Committee, invited thirteen women to participate in what he termed a "Women in Space" program. The women were given cause to hope that NASA would allow at least one of them to fly as an astronaut. The matter went as far as Congress, where it was debated in two days of dramatic hearings that included testimony from astronauts John Glenn and Scott Carpenter. Unfortunately, although these women had the right stuff, it was the wrong time for women in space."--BOOK JACKET. "This is a story of dreams fulfilled and dreams deferred, a story of fierce patriotism, courage, and heartbreak, and a story of two generations of women aviators who have too long been forgotten."--BOOK JACKET
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collective biography
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Haynsworth, Leslie
Dewey number
  • 629.13/092/273
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
TL539
LC item number
.H33 1998
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Toomey, David M
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  • Women air pilots
  • Women astronauts
  • Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.)
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
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Amelia Earhart's daughters : the wild and glorious story of American women aviators from World War II to the dawn of the space age, Leslie Haynsworth and David Toomey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-311) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 322 p.
Isbn
9780688152338
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98008727
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
OCM39334639
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Amelia Earhart's daughters : the wild and glorious story of American women aviators from World War II to the dawn of the space age, Leslie Haynsworth and David Toomey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-311) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 322 p.
Isbn
9780688152338
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98008727
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
OCM39334639

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