The Women with Silver Wings: The Inspiring True Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II

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Product Details

Price
$28.00  $25.76
Publisher
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Publish Date
April 21, 2020
Pages
448
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.4 X 1.6 inches | 1.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781524762810

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About the Author

Katherine Sharp Landdeck is an associate professor of history at Texas Woman's University, the home of the WASP archives. A Guggenheim Fellow at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she earned her Ph.D., Landdeck has received numerous awards for her work on the WASP and has appeared as an expert on NPR's Morning Edition, PBS, and the History channel. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and HuffPost, as well as in numerous academic and aviation publications. Landdeck is a licensed pilot who flies whenever she can.

Reviews

"The Women With Silver Wings is the true story of America's unsung heroines of World War II. Katherine Sharp Landdeck has written a beautifully researched tribute to the courageous women who bravely served their nation in a time of need."--Fannie Flagg, New York Times bestselling author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop CafΓ© and The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

"With meticulous research and breathless pacing, The Women With Silver Wings will make you soar with pride at the daring and commitment of America's first women military pilots--and cheer for the men who backed them to the end."--Elizabeth Cobbs, Professor and Melbern Glasscock Chair in American History at Texas A&M University and author of The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers

"Every now and again a truly path-breaking book comes along that completely revises our understanding of the American experience in World War II. This is definitely one of those books! Landdeck has produced a well written, richly researched tour de force about a remarkable group of aviation pioneers. The Women With Silver Wings is bound to become a classic and it will stand the test of time as the best history of the WASPs. I highly recommend it."--John C. McManus, Ph.D., Curators' Distinguished Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology and author of Fire and Fortitude: The U.S. Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943

"A must-read for those interested in women's and World War II history."--Library Journal (starred review)

"Entertaining . . . this colorful history soars."--Publishers Weekly

"Drawing on memoirs, archives, and interviews with surviving WASP members, Landdeck creates palpable portraits of many women's experiences and their lives after the program was disbanded. A compelling history that brings forgotten heroes back in the spotlight."--Kirkus Reviews