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Women aviators : 26 stories of pioneer flights, daring missions, and record-setting journeys

Author: Karen Bush Gibson
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, ©2013.
Series: Women of action (Chicago, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Profiles the lives and careers of twenty-six women who were pioneers in the field of aviation.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Juvenile works
Children's nonfiction
Biographies
Biography Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Bush Gibson
ISBN: 9781613745403 1613745400
OCLC Number: 818318396
Target Audience: 12+
Description: 234 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. I: Pioneers of aviation : Baroness de Laroche: "Bird Woman" ; Harriet Quimby: First woman to fly across the English Channel ; Bessie Coleman: Queen Bess ; Neta Snook: The woman who taught Amelia to fly --
pt. II: The golden age of flight : Amelia Earhart: The most famous female aviator in the world ; Louise Thaden: Women's Air Derby winner ; Bobbi Trout: From service station to airfield ; Elinor Smith: The Flying Flapper of Freeport ; Edna Gardner Whyte: Nothing could stop her from flying ; Katherine Cheung: The first licensed Asian American woman pilot ; Beryl Markham: African bush pilot crosses Atlantic ; Willa Brown: Integrating the US Armed Forces --
pt. III: Wartime and military flying : Jacqueline Cochran: Women pilots can make a difference ; Violet Cowden: Determined WASP ; Valentina Grizodubova: The Soviet Amelia Earhart ; Hanna Reitsch: The world's first female test pilot --
pt. IV: All part of the job : Pancho Barnes: Stunt flyer extraordinaire ; Lynn Rippelmeyer & Beverly Burns: Airline pilot captains ; Wally Funk: Air safety investigator ; Patty Wagstaff: Aerobatic firefighter ; Ingrid Pedersen: Polar bush pilot --
pt. V: Making a difference : Ruth Nichols: Relief Wings in times of disaster ; Fay Gillis Wells: Promoting world friendship through flying ; Jennifer Murray: Helicopter flying for charity ; Ida Van Smith: Teaching children to fly ; Jerrie Cobb: Missionary pilot.
Series Title: Women of action (Chicago, Ill.)
Responsibility: Karen Bush Gibson.

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Profiles the lives and careers of twenty-six women who were pioneers in the field of aviation.

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