Amazons to Fighter Pilots [2 volumes]: A Biographical Dictionary of Military Women, 2 Volumes

Amazons to Fighter Pilots [2 volumes]: A Biographical Dictionary of Military Women, 2 Volumes

by Reina Pennington
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313291977

ISBN-13: 9780313291975

Pub. Date: 04/30/2003

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

In 1942, during the battle of Stalingrad, fighter pilot Liliia Litviak became the first woman to shoot down an enemy aircraft. In the 1850s, Lakshmi Bai, a horsewoman, good shot, and Rani of the Indian principality of Jhansi, rallied her subjects and defended the principality against a British siege. From antiquity to the present, thousands of women have served in

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In 1942, during the battle of Stalingrad, fighter pilot Liliia Litviak became the first woman to shoot down an enemy aircraft. In the 1850s, Lakshmi Bai, a horsewoman, good shot, and Rani of the Indian principality of Jhansi, rallied her subjects and defended the principality against a British siege. From antiquity to the present, thousands of women have served in the military as soldiers, sailors, physicians, and pilots, yet their stories have been hidden from history. This book tells their stories, with particular focus on women who fought.

Entries profile over 300 remarkable women of the military, covering such groups as the Amazons, women in the Spanish Civil War, and Native Americans. The full sweep of their experience is contextualized through an extensive timeline and introductory survey. Additional tidbits—quotations, statistics, information on women and war—appear in sidebars throughout the text. Lists grouping entries by geographical regions, time periods, and branch of service serve as finding aids for researchers, making this a unique resource for students, scholars, and the general reader.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313291975
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2003
Pages:
848
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Gerhard Weinberg

Preface

List of Entries by Geographic Region

List of Entries by Time Period/Conflict

List of Entries by Role/Branch of Service

List of Entries by Prisoner/POW Status

Introduction: A Historical Overview of Women in the Military and in War

Abbreviations

Entries

Timeline

Appendix A: Women as Prisoners of War: A Bibliographic Survey

Appendix B: Women, Medicine, and the Military: A Bibliographic Survey

Bibliography

Index

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