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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476675503
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 05/19/2019
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rosalie Maggio is the author of 22 books and lives in La Crescenta, California.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1

Introduction 3

 1. Early Years 7

 2. A Woman for All Seasons 14

 3. The Shooting Star 37

 4. Queen of the Air 52

 5. Masquerade in Uniform 74

 6. The Wings of Mercy 86

 7. The Fiancée of Danger 103

 8. Even Cats 111

 9. Making News, Breaking News 122

10. Globetrotter 134

11. Insatiable Curiosity 148

12. Psychological Portrait 156

13. All the Pretty Ribbons 163

14. My Dear Friend, the King 168

15. Who Was That Woman? 184

16. Winter of the Grasshopper 200

17. The Final Danger 215

Afterword: Marie and Me 224

Chronology 227

Chapter Notes 231

Bibliography 269

Index 301

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