Amelia Earhart's Daughters: The Wild And Glorious Story Of American Women Aviators From World War II To The Dawn Of The Space Age

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Harper Collins, 2000 M05 30 - 352 páginas

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.

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Given that the book began with women watching the 1995 Space Shuttle flight piloted by Lt. Col. Eileen Collins, I expected the book to cover the time span up to that point in as much detail as it did ... Leer comentario completo

AMELIA EARHART'S DAUGHTERS: The Wild and Glorious Story of American Women Aviators from World War II to the Dawn of the Space Age

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An attempt at history penned by an advertising copywriter and an English teacher, who offer a paean to women pilots during and after WWII. Haynesworth (the copywriter) and Toomey (English/Virginia ... Leer comentario completo

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David Toomey is a visiting assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, teaching technical writing and creative nonfiction.

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