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Barcode30293101852890
LocationClark County
Call NoPLAY Teit
TitleFighting for space playaway : two pilots and their historic battle for female spaceflight / Amy Shira Teitel.
AuthorTeitel, Amy Shira. author, narrator.
CollectionAudio Play NF
Total Circ1
NumReserves0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101852890PLAY Teit9/10/2020 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781549186684
International Standard Book Number 154918668X
Personal Name Teitel, Amy Shira. author, narrator.
Title Statement Fighting for space playaway : two pilots and their historic battle for female spaceflight / Amy Shira Teitel.
Edition Statement Unabridged.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Solon, Ohio : Playaway Digital Audio ; [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, 2020.
Physical Description 1 sound media player (approximately 11 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 9 x 6 cm.
General Note Issued on Playaway LIGHT, a dedicated audio media player.
General Note Requires one set of earphones and one AAA battery for playback.
General Note Previously released by Hachette Audio, 2020.
Participant or Performer Note Read by the author.
Summary, Etc. The mostly-unknown tale of Jackie Cochran and Jerrie Cobb--two accomplished aviatrixes, one generation apart, who each dreamed of being the first woman in space, but along the way battled their egos, their expectations, and ultimately the patriarchal society that stood between them and the stars"-- Jackie Cochran had led the Women's Auxiliary Service Pilots during the Second World War, was the first woman to break the sound barrier. She was more qualified than any woman in the world to make the leap from atmosphere to orbit. Yet it was Jerrie Cobb, twenty-five years Jackie's junior and a record-holding pilot in her own right, who finagled her way into taking the same medical tests as the Mercury astronauts. While the American and international media spun the shocking story of a "woman astronaut" program, Jackie and Jerrie each hoping to turn the rumored program into their own ideal reality. Teitel uses their stories as guides through the shifting social, political, and technical landscape of the time.
Subject-Personal Name Cochran, Jacqueline.
Subject-Personal Name Cobb, Jerrie.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Women air pilots United States Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Air pilots United States Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Aeronautics History 20th century. United States
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographies.
Index Term-Genre/Form Audiobooks.
Index Term-Genre/Form Playaway (Brand name)
Added Entry, Corporate Name Hachette Audio (Firm)
Added Entry, Corporate Name Findaway World, LLC.
Added Entry, Corporate Name Playaway Digital Audio.

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