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Rahmani, Niloofar

Summary: In 2010, for the first time since the Soviets, Afghanistan allowed women to join the armed forces, and Niloofar entered Afghanistan’s military academy. Niloofar had to break through social barriers to demonstrate confidence, leadership, and decisiveness—essential qualities for a combat pilot. Niloofar performed the first solo flight of her class—ahead of all her male classmates—and in 2013...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Raj,amo

Mulley, Clare

Summary: "Despite Hitler's dictates on women's place being in the home, two fiercely defiant female pilots were awarded the Iron Cross during the Second World War. Other than this unique distinction and a passion for flying that bordered on addiction, these women could not have been less alike. One was Aryan Nazi poster-girl Hanna Reitsch, an unsurpassed pilot, who is now best-known for being the last...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5449 Mulley

Landdeck, Katherine Sharp

Summary: "The thrilling true story of the daring female aviators who helped the United States win World War II-only to be forgotten by the country they served When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Cornelia Fort was already in the air. At twenty-two, Fort had escaped Nashville's debutante scene for a fresh start as a flight instructor in Hawaii. She and her student were in the middle...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 Landdeck

McCarthy, Meghan.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 921 Skelton

Hertog, Susan.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Lind

Stone, Tanya Lee

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 629.450 Stone

Bruning, John R.

Summary: The astonishing untold story of the WWII airmen who risked it all in the deadly race to become the greatest American fighter pilot.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 Brunining 2020

Brown, Sandra

Summary: Rye Mallett is a 'freight dog', a pilot who'll fly anywhere in the world, at any time, at a moment's notice, through the worst weather. As a fighter pilot in Afghanistan, he escaped death once. Figuring that it's only a matter of time before it catches up with him, he tempts it by taking risks. But one night he takes to the air, when no other pilot would, to deliver a black padlocked box. What...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Brown

Williams, Beatriz.

Summary: In 1947, Janey Everett, researching the lost aviation pioneer Sam Mallory, locates a woman she thinks was once Mallory's flying partner. Soon the duel between the two women takes a heart-stopping turn.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK FICTION Williams

Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

Summary: In the aftermath of a NASA rocket launch gone terribly wrong, Captain Calli Chase comes face-to-face with her missing twin sister - as well as the startling truth of who they really are. Now, a top secret program put in motion years ago has spun out of control, and only Calli can redirect its course. Aided by cutting-edge technologies, the NASA investigator and scientist turned Space Force...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2021

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FICTION Cornwell

Markham, Beryl.

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Publisher / Publication Date: North Point Press 1983

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 916.76 Mar

Sadeed, Suraya.

Summary: From her first humanitarian visit to Afghanistan in 1994, Suraya Sadeed has been personally delivering relief and hope to Afghan orphans and refugees, to women and girls in inhuman situations deemed too dangerous for other aid workers or for journalists. Her memoir of these missions is as unconventional as the woman who has lived it. Born the daughter of the governor of Kabul amid beautiful...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Voice/Hyperion 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 Sadeed

Williams, Beatriz

Summary: In 1947, photographer and war correspondent Janey Everett arrives at a remote surfing village on the Hawaiian island of Kauai to research a planned biography of forgotten aviation pioneer Sam Mallory, who joined the loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War and never returned. Obsessed with Sam's fate, Janey has tracked down Irene Lindquist, the owner of a local island-hopping airline, whom she...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Willam Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Williams

Smith, Sherri L.

Summary: During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.

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Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2008

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: Y FICTION Smith

Schilling, Dan

Summary: "The astonishing true account of John Chapman, Medal of Honor recipient and Special Ops Combat Controller, and his heroic one-man stand during the Afghan War, as he sacrificed his life to save the lives of 23 comrades-in-arms."--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Chapman

Wein, Elizabeth.

Summary: In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion Books 2012

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: Y FICTION Wein

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 920 She

Dailey, Janet

Summary: Emily Hunter came to Alaska on the promise of marriage, but is soon on the run from her would-be husband. Stranded in the wilderness, she stumbles across a small plane-- and the rugged bush pilot who would reconnect with his estranged son. She's wary of trusting John Wolf, but sharing his wilderness home means protection from the predator on her trail. Will he be willing to risk everything to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wheeler Publishing 2018

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FICTION Dailey

Miller, William M.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.544 MILLER, WILLIAM M.

McLain, Paula.

Summary: "Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman--Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of the classic...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION McLain

Jackson, Joe

Summary: "A fast-paced, dynamic account of the race to cross the Atlantic, and the larger-than-life personalities of the aviators who captured the world's attention In 1919, a prize of $25,000 was offered to the first aviator to cross the Atlantic in either direction between France and America. Although it was one of the most coveted prizes in the world, it sat unclaimed (not without efforts) for eight...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 629.130 Jack

Notaro, Laurie.

Summary: In 1927, three women, including the daughter of an earl, a former cigar girl-turned-society darling, and a beauty pageant contestant, all vie to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK FICTION NOTARO

Tzemach Lemmon, Gayle

Summary: In 2010, the United States Army Special Operations Command created Cultural Support Teams, a pilot program to put women on the battlefield alongside Green Berets and Army Rangers on sensitive missions in Afghanistan. The idea was that women could access places and people that had remained out of reach, and could build relationships -- woman to woman -- in ways that male soldiers in a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 Lemmon

Badkhen, Anna

Summary: "An unforgettable portrait of a place and a people shaped by centuries of art, trade, and war. In the middle of the salt-frosted Afghan desert, in a village so remote that Google can't find it, a woman squats on top of a loom, making flowers bloom in the thousand threads she knots by hand. Here, where heroin is cheaper than rice, every day is a fast day. B-52s pass overhead--a sign of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.409 Badk

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