Jacqueline Cochran

1295,- Kč


Biography of a Pioneer Aviator

Autor: Rhonda Smith-Daugherty
Strany: 221
ISBN: 9780786462759
Paperback

Obsah
Although Amelia Earhart remains the best-known female pilot of the 1930s, Jacqueline Cochran stood as the more important aviation pioneer and America’s top woman pilot. Among her many accomplishments, Cochran was the first female aviator to win the Bendix Air Race, to fly a bomber, to break the speed of sound, and to participate in astronaut training. This revealing biography explores Cochran’s childhood in an impoverished Florida mill town, her early career as a pilot, and her role in creating and leading the WASPs during World War II. It also chronicles her postwar exploits, including her participation in the NASA space program, her unsuccessful 1956 bid for Congress, and her surprising reluctance to crusade for the advancement of women. This detailed profile, removing Cochran from Earhart’s shadow, firmly establishes the aviatrix as a pivotal figure in the history of women in aviation and in war.

About the Author
Rhonda Smith-Daugherty is an associate professor of history and history department chairperson at Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky.

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  • Kód: 9780786462759
  • Výrobce: McFarland


Tento produkt byl přidán dne Neděle 18. listopad 2012.

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