Women have been flying in America since 1910, and Yount devotes 11 lengthy chapters to prominent female aviators. The profiles recognize the difficulties the women faced as they entered a traditionally male-dominated field and reveal that racial prejudice was also at work in some instances. The first part of the book is the most exciting because aviation was so new that almost everyone involved in it was a daredevil of some sort. Yount does not explain her selection criteria (Ruth Law, for example, isn't included), and a chapter on barnstormers would have been a welcome addition. Still, the book does make clear the determination required, then and now, for a woman to achieve in aviation and aeronautics. The many different examples of how that determination proved successful are the book's strength. Further readings are appended.