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Title:
American women of flight : pilots and pioneers
Author:
Holden, Henry M.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Ten biographies of women aviators, including Harriet Quimby, Bessie Coleman, Amelia Earhart, Jacqueline Cochran, Betty Skelton Frankman, Bonnie Tiburzi, Nelda Lee, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Colonel Eileen Collins, and Martha King.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.4 3.0 68275.
ISBN:
9780766020054
Format :
Book

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Central Library TL539 .H563 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Profiling the lives of individuals of a certain renown or certain field, these collective biographies are of value to libraries because they present sketches of a number of important people for the price of a single volume. Useful for reports, these books discuss the contributions of ten or more men and women individually, as well as in relation to the overall theme in the particular volume. Each book contains chapter notes, Internet addresses, and an index.Throughout aviation history, women were at the forefront flying undeveloped aircraft through undiscovered territories. Most faced prejudice and discrimination, but they refused to give up. The ten stories of women aviators highlighted in this book (Harriet Quimby, Bessie Coleman, Amelia Earhart, Jacqueline Cochran, Betty Skelton Frankman, Bonnie Tiburzi, Nelda Lee, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Colonel Eileen Collins, Martha King) show women who had the courage to stand up to the prejudices and biases of others and to the challenge of flight. Their lives are inspirational and encouraging. Although they chose different paths in their pursuit to fly, each of their stories has one clear message in common -- you are limited only by your dreams and your enthusiasm to make them happen.


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