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Women in Aviation

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Much too short a recitation of some of the famous names in British aviation history. Mr. Hale summarizes the lives of a dozen or so female aviation pioneers with less detail than, and with writing as dry as, a Wikipedia entry. The photos were great, but I'd have liked much more detail on the women, their adventures, and what happened to them after they gave up flying. As a primer to the topic, it's useful, but the lack of research makes this a lackluster history.
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From the time of my first ride in a bi-plane, I have been hooked on aviation. This book is perfect for anyone, male or female, who loves aviation. The book begins with praise for Katharine Wright, sister and influencer of the Wright Brothers and continues through the present with well to little known women who made a mark on aviation. This mini-encyclopedia is interspersed with archival photographs and includes a section on further reading and places to visit. 

My rating is 5 Stars: Highly recommended!  For reference my version of a 5 star review is “I absolutely loved it! It will stay with me for a long time and/or I would read it again in the future. Highly recommended.”

As a reviewer for NetGalley, I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Women in Aviation is a great introduction to some of the women in a male-dominated area. It's a nice tribute to some early aviators and I liked that they've included some photos.
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I wish to thank Net Galley and Osprey Publishing  for allowing me to  read an advanced copy of this book.  I have voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This book is a one of a kind.  It stays on target from the beginning to the end informing its readers about all aspect of women in the field of aviation.  It begins with the hot air balloonists, goes to Katherine Wright then progresses through the Golden Age of flight  and continues to the space age.  It describes their journeys, their loses and their accomplishments in a field that is highly masculine.  The pictures are wonderful and add so very much to the story.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in aviation, strong women and history.
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Really interesting overview of women in aviation. Beyond a biography of the usual suspects (Earhardt, Johnson) I didn't know much about the very rich history of women in the air. the little known stories - about african women pilots, women involved in the space programmes etc - were eyeopening. Thankyou for an ARc of this fascinating book
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Women in Aviation by Julian Hale .
Thank you NetGalley and to Osprey Publishing for this ebook copy in advance .
Very interesting short book about British and American women in aviation from the beginning to recent years. Some photos are included , which adds to the book . 
 I think the very well written account is also quite a tribute to those earliest women aviators.
 For me and probably a lot of readers its going to be just the start in learning a lot more about the history of women in aviation .
Very well recommend and give 5 stars .
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The author's painstaking research and attention to detail is obvious in the writing of this book.  There were many facts that I only discovered after reading this!
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I received this e-ARC from Netgalley in return for an honest review. 

Women in Aviation is a quick read (64 pages) with more facts about women in aviation than I ever knew before.  Covering women in aviation from both the UK and the United States, Julian Hale gives a brief description of women that paved the way for female pilots today. 

Amelia Earhart had the largest section, but as she’s the woman we most commonly hear about it, it was refreshing to read the smaller sections in other females.
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This book delivers exactly what it aims to do – “this book is intended as a primer on the subject.”
In some ways it is a bit short and basic but it is an interesting read about the women involved in aviation from the earliest days right through to the present day.  The photographs support the text well and I would recommend the book for  anyone with an existing interest in the topic, or who wants to learn more about it
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Women in Aviation by Julian Hale is a great little introductory primer on American and British female pilots. It discusses major firsts for women in aviation history and it spotlights important figures as well. Instead of just featuring the early days, I enjoyed that it goes up to the present by even going into NASA and space flight. I definitely learned some things that I didn't know before especially when it comes to British women pilots. Plus, thanks to the further reading section I know where I can go if I'm interested in learning more. The only reason I'm giving this short book four stars is because reading the eARC is a bit tricky at times due to formatting. Overall, though, Hale's book is a great place to start if you are interested in the topic, or if you are particularly interested in the topic like me and are always looking for more.
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Thank you to Osprey Publishing and Net Galley for the chance to read and review this book. This is a short, but very interesting, read about the women pioneers of aviation. This is a subject of great interest to me so I really liked this little book. I also enjoyed seeing the photographs of these women. Highly recommend!
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Women in Aviation by Julian Hale is a great, compact overview of some of the pioneers in regards to women and aviation. From the initial female pilots to even current day, breaking into what is considered “a man’s field” has been a challenge for any capable and talented woman. 

It was great to read a little about each milestone: first female pilots, first African American female pilot, women that were part of the ATA/USAAF/Spitfire Girls, to post-war and modern era. 
These women were, are, role models and this generation should be thankful, and in awe, of how much these brave and talented women were able to overcome and champion their way into what should have been a rightful place and position. 
While this text is shorter in length, it makes up in the fact that it is jam packed with useful and interesting information, fabulous photos depicting these amazing women, and straight to the point information that leaves the reader an interest and desire to search out for more. 

Well done 5/5 stars

Thank you NetGalley and Shire Publications for this ARC and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion.

This review has been submitted to GR same day and will be posted on Amazon and B&N upon release.
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A book that delivers what it sets out to do. (“This book is a primer on the subject”).
Nothing more nothing less. 
This is an introduction to the subject of Women in Aviation. From taking to the skies in hot air balloons to going into space piloting the Space shuttle.
It has references and a shared story, regarding pilots from the U.K. and the USA.
I love this type of book as it both enables one to follow up on an interest or be presented with a new aspect on a favourite subject.
I have an interest in flying and with two daughters always tried to be aware of female pioneers and role models. This book ticks both boxes and is nothing close to a feminist rant or historical apology.
It merely charts the history of women in this field of endeavour. Focusing on standout individuals and explaining the motivations and drivers that advanced flying in general.
I remember reading about the service female pilots gave during World War II and have books still to read on that subject. This book reinforces my desire to read more which is what it sets out to do.
With some new photographs to me, illustrating this book and it’s fascinating subject this is a book that will maintain one’s interest and propel it forward.
There is a very good ‘Further Reading’ list and cleverly a ‘Places to Visit’ section.
The index is comprehensive and clear so I can not fault this book. I commend it to everyone with similar interests and those of a historical persuasion.
I feel informed and ready to broaden my reading still further. It has enlarged my knowledge and left me wanting to learn more about the women in NASA’s space programme.
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