Powder Puff Derby: Petticoat Pilots and Flying Flappers

Powder Puff Derby: Petticoat Pilots and Flying Flappers

by Mike Walker
     
 

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This book follows the early years of women aviators from the end of World War I through the madcap years of the 1920s to the establishment of aviation as a serious part of defense and commercial activities during World War II. Award-winning writer Mike Walker writes about a time of immense social and technical change that radically transformed the position of women

Overview

This book follows the early years of women aviators from the end of World War I through the madcap years of the 1920s to the establishment of aviation as a serious part of defense and commercial activities during World War II. Award-winning writer Mike Walker writes about a time of immense social and technical change that radically transformed the position of women and became the golden years for the development of aviation.

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“… an interesting, lively account…” (Good Book Guide, May 2004)

“… about the eccentric and brave women of the pioneering  days of air racing.” (Oxford Times, 14 May 2004)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470851418
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Mike Walker is a highly experienced, script writer of drama and documentary for film, radio and television. He has won several Sony Awards for Best Play as well as a Royal Television Society Gold Medal and other awards including ones from the Society of Authors and Writers Guild. He has also written several novels and non-fiction works and teaches creative writing at Morley College London. 

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