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- DescriptionHow a few women fought to board planes, then fly them, and finally to break through earth s atmosphere into space.
The story of how women in Canada, from Newfoundland to British Columbia, struggled to win a place in the world of air travel, first as passengers, then as flight attendants and pilots, and, finally, as astronauts. Anecdotes, sometimes humourous and always amazing, trace these women s challenges and successes, their slow march over 100 years from scandal to acceptance, whether in Second World War skies, in hostile rthern bush country, and even beyond Earth s atmosphere.
From the time the first woman climbed on board a flying machine as a passenger to the moment a Canadian woman astronaut visited the International Space Station, this is an account of how the sky-blue glass ceiling eventually cracked, allowing passionate and determined air-crazy women the opportunity to fly.
- Author BiographyElizabeth Gillan Muir has taught Canadian history at University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto. She has written extensively about women in Upper Canada and recently published a history of Riverdale, Toronto. Elizabeth holds degrees from Queen s University, the Harvard Business School, and a PhD from McGill University. She lives in Toronto.
- Author(s)Elizabeth Gillan Muir
- PublisherDundurn Group Ltd
- Date of Publication14/11/2015
- SubjectAircraft & Spacecraft: General Interest
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintDundurn Group Ltd
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight247 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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