The women who flew for Hitler : a true story of soaring ambition and searing rivalry
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New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
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9781250063670, 1250063671
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940.5449 MULLEY

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First U.S. edition.
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xxiii, 470 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits, facsimile ; 25 cm
Language
English

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [375]-453) and index.
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"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 person to fly into Berlin-under-siege in April 1945, in order to beg Hitler to let her save him. He refused and killed himself two days later. The other pilot was her antithesis, a brilliant aeronautical engineer and test-pilot Melitta Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg who was part Jewish. She used her value to the Luftwaffe as a means to protect her family. When her brother-in-law, Claus von Stauffenberg, planned the Valkyrie attack to assassinate the Fuehrer, she agreed to provide the transport. Both women repeatedly risked their lives to change the history of the Third Reich-- one in support of and the other in opposition. Mulley shows, through dazzling film-like scenes suffused in glamour and danger, that their interwoven dramas are a powerful forgotten story of conformity and resistance and the very strength of women at the heart of the Second World War"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Mulley, C. (2017). The women who flew for Hitler: a true story of soaring ambition and searing rivalry (First U.S. edition.). St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mulley, Clare. 2017. The Women Who Flew for Hitler: A True Story of Soaring Ambition and Searing Rivalry. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mulley, Clare. The Women Who Flew for Hitler: A True Story of Soaring Ambition and Searing Rivalry New York: St. Martin's Press, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Mulley, Clare. The Women Who Flew for Hitler: A True Story of Soaring Ambition and Searing Rivalry First U.S. edition., St. Martin's Press, 2017.

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