Daughter of the Air Brief Soaring Life of Cornelia Fort by Rob Simbeck

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Published by Atlantic Monthly Pr .

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  • Participation, Female,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Air Transportation,
  • Aircraft Operation,
  • Transportation,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Women air pilots,
  • United States,
  • General,
  • Aircraft: general interest,
  • Biography: general,
  • Aviation - History,
  • Aerial operations, American,
  • Biography

Book details

The Physical Object
Number of Pages263
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8346536M
ISBN 100871136880
ISBN 109780871136886

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