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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

Author: Leslie Haynsworth; David M Toomey
Publisher: New York, NY : Perennial, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Perennial editionView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the roles of women in aviation since World War II, and discusses the obstacles women had to overcome to be accepted as pilots and astronauts.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Haynsworth; David M Toomey
ISBN: 0380729849 9780380729845
OCLC Number: 44547293
Notes: Originally published: New York : William Morrow, 1998.
Description: xiv, 322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue: Cape Canaveral: February 3, 1995, 12:10 A.M. --
pt. I. Jackie --
The golden Age --
Epiphany --
The Army way --
Nancy --
The experiment --
SNAFU --
Hangar talk --
The WAFS --
The guinea pigs --
Christmas, 1942 --
"Kid, you never had it so good" --
Ferrying --
The Trojan women --
Ladies outrageous --
Spring, 1944 --
Decision height --
"But my mother flew B-17s" --
pt. II. Nobody's angels --
pt. III. Project astronaut --
Jerrie --
Lovelace Clinic --
1961 --
"The girl," redux --
Glenn --
The hearings --
The missiles of October --
Chaika --
Inner space.
Responsibility: Leslie Haynsworth and David Toomey.

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Chronicles the roles of women in aviation since World War II, and discusses the obstacles women had to overcome to be accepted as pilots and astronauts.

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