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Before Amelia: women pilots in the early days of aviation
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Published:
Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, Inc., 2003.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st paperback ed.
Physical Desc:
xi, 315 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Status:
Basalt Non Fiction
629.13 LEB
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Amelia Earhart is, without a doubt, the world's most famous woman aviator, but she was not the first. Before Amelia introduces the world's remarkable women pioneer aviators who braved the dangers and challenges of the first two decades of flight. The story begins with Ramonde de Laroche, a French woman, who became the first licensed female pilot in 1910. De Laroche, Russia's Lydia Zvereva, Germany's Melli Beese, Britain's Hilda Hewlett, America's Harriet Quimby, and the other women pilots profiled here rose above contemporary gender stereotypes and proved their ability to fly the temperamental heavier-than-air contraptions of the day.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
1574885324, 9781574885323

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-302) and index.
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Amelia Earhart is, without a doubt, the world's most famous woman aviator, but she was not the first. Before Amelia introduces the world's remarkable women pioneer aviators who braved the dangers and challenges of the first two decades of flight. The story begins with Ramonde de Laroche, a French woman, who became the first licensed female pilot in 1910. De Laroche, Russia's Lydia Zvereva, Germany's Melli Beese, Britain's Hilda Hewlett, America's Harriet Quimby, and the other women pilots profiled here rose above contemporary gender stereotypes and proved their ability to fly the temperamental heavier-than-air contraptions of the day.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Lebow, E. F. (2003). Before Amelia: women pilots in the early days of aviation. 1st paperback ed. Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lebow, Eileen F. 2003. Before Amelia: Women Pilots in the Early Days of Aviation. Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lebow, Eileen F, Before Amelia: Women Pilots in the Early Days of Aviation. Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, Inc, 2003.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Lebow, Eileen F. Before Amelia: Women Pilots in the Early Days of Aviation. 1st paperback ed. Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, Inc, 2003. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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