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On Silver Wings

Marianne Verges

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ISBN 10: 0345389670 / ISBN 13: 9780345389671
Published by Ballantine Books, 1995
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: On Silver Wings

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1st - may be Reissue.

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Offers a compelling portrait of the pioneering female aviators of World War II, women from every walk of life who battled red tape, misogyny, and politics to earn their wings with courage and endurance. Reprint.

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E WOMEN WITH THE RIGHT STUFF.<br />They were heroic women who came from every corner of the nation and every walk of life: debutantes, teachers, businesswomen, housewives, daughters of farmers, and factory workers. Almost two thousand of them were accepted into the rigorous Army Air Force flight training program and received their wings--flying with the desert sand in their eyes, with ice on their wings, serving side by side with men flyers. Yet for all their daring and commitment, the WASPs still had to battle red tape, jealous insinuations, and political pressure. Still, they flew on, often outclassing their male counterparts in efficiency, reliability, and physical stamina. Their story rings with all the courage, romance, and adventure of the lives these extraordinary women lived.<br />&quot;Verges brings to life the joy these women found in flying and the dawning realization that women deserved a place in the sky.&quot;<br />--The Dallas Morning News<br />&quot;Verges gives us the pride, emoti

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