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Marie Marvingt, Fiancee of Danger: First Female Bomber Pilot, World-Class Athlete and Inventor of the Air Ambulance

Marie Marvingt, Fiancee of Danger: First Female Bomber Pilot, World-Class Athlete and Inventor of the Air Ambulance

by Rosalie Maggio

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Overview

Marie Marvingt (1875-1963) set the world's first women's aviation records, won the only gold medal for outstanding performance in all sports, invented the airplane ambulance, was the first female bomber pilot in history, fought in World War I disguised as a man, took part in the Resistance of World War II, was the first to survive crossing the English Channel in a balloon, worked all her life as a journalist, spent years in North Africa and invented metal skis. Her life story was so unusually rich in exploits and accomplishments that some dismissed it as a hoax. This biography explores the life of the most incredible woman since Joan of Arc and investigates the reasons she has been forgotten. Known as the fiancee of danger, she was the model for the silent film series The Perils of Pauline.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476675503
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/26/2019
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

The late Rosalie Maggio, the author of 22 books, lived in La Crescenta, California.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
 1. Early Years
 2. A Woman for All Seasons
 3. The Shooting Star
 4. Queen of the Air
 5. Masquerade in Uniform
 6. The Wings of Mercy
 7. The Fiancée of Danger
 8. Even Cats
 9. Making News, Breaking News
10. Globetrotter
11. Insatiable Curiosity
12. Psychological Portrait
13. All the Pretty Ribbons
14. My Dear Friend, the King
15. Who Was That Woman?
16. Winter of the Grasshopper
17. The Final Danger
Afterword: Marie and Me
Chronology
Chapter Notes
Bibliography
Index

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