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Women Aviators From Amelia Earhart to Sally Ride, Making History in Air and Space

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ISBN-10: 208030108X

ISBN-13: 9782080301086

Edition: 2009

Authors: Bernard Marck

List price: $54.00
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $54.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/20/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 10.00" wide x 12.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.180
Language: English