Fb2 U S WOMEN IN AVIATION 1940-85 PB ePub
by Deborah G. Douglas
|Subcategory:||Engineering and Transport|
|Author:||Deborah G. Douglas|
|Publisher:||Smithsonian; First Edition edition (June 17, 1991)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1463 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1825 kb|
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However, Deborah Douglas offers evidence that women of talent and persistence are making dramatic inroad into all fields of aviation
However, Deborah Douglas offers evidence that women of talent and persistence are making dramatic inroad into all fields of aviation. Her powerful story offers assurance to every young girl that only the imagination, not the sky, is the limit. ―Gene Nora Jessen, author of The Powder Puff Derby of 1929. An interesting and compelling read about awe-inspiring women who pursued their passion against imposing odds and often with extreme sacrifice. Provides a thorough analysis of the barriers women had to overcome in aviation, even in roles more socially acceptable than pilot, astronaut, or air-traffic controller.
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Women have been involved in aviation from the beginnings of both lighter-than air travel and as airplanes, helicopters and space travel were developed. Women pilots were also called "aviatrices" (singular: "aviatrix"). Women have been flying powered aircraft since 1908; prior to 1970, however, most were restricted to working privately or in support roles in the aviation industry. Aviation also allowed women to "travel alone on unprecedented journeys.
United States Women in Aviation, 1940-1985, the seminal 1991 monograph by Deborah G. Douglas (one in a four-part series published by Smithsonian Institution Press), was a hearty appetizer for the full course of American Women and Flight Since 1940.
American Women and Flight since 1940. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2004. United States Women in Aviation, 1940-1985, the seminal 1991 monograph by Deborah G. Although much of the material and photos are duplicative, Douglas's recent book provides a wealth of new information, illustrations, chapter notes, and a comprehensive bibliography.
ABSTRACT Douglas, Deborah G. United States Women in Aviation, 1940-1985
ABSTRACT Douglas, Deborah G. United States Women in Aviation, 1940-1985. Smithsonian Studies in Air and Space, number 7, 142 pages, 70 figures, 4 tables, 1990. Covering the years 1940-1985, this study explores two main periodsWorld War II and the postwar erain the story of American women in aviation. What is more, the story of women in aviation that is related in the following pages is offered as part of a larger story, one that involves us all: that of American society's struggle to adapt itself to a world ruled by technology.
U s women in aviation 1940-85. by Deborah G. Published June 17, 1991 by Smithsonian.
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