Open Skies: My Life as Afghanistan's First Female Pilot

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Price
$28.99  $26.67
Publisher
Chicago Review Press
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.1 X 1.0 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781641603348

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About the Author

Niloofar Rahmani became the first female fixed-wing pilot for the Afghan Air Force in 2012. She speaks three languages and has been interviewed for the Wall Street Journal, the Independent, and PBS as well as by Anderson Cooper and Jake Tapper. In 2015 the US State Department presented Rahmani with the International Women of Courage Award. She lives in the southeastern United States. Adam Sikes is a decorated US Marine veteran and freelance writer.

Reviews

β˜… "A highly readable memoir for older teens researching the fight for women's rights around the world or looking for inspiration." --Booklist, starred review
"Niloofar Rahmani's story would be remarkable anywhere. But set as it is in Afghanistan, it soars beyond. Not only was her epic struggle to prove her worth as a fighter pilot compounded by intense threats from the Taliban, but she found little support from the men who should have been her brothers in arms. Her story of perseverance and triumph will be an inspiration not only for women but for anyone striving to achieve a difficult goal in the face of opposition." --Jim DeFelice, coauthor of American Sniper, Code Name: Johnny Walker, and Every Man a Hero