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100 Planes 100 Years: The First Century of Aviation. Winkowski, Fred.
Smithmark Publishers, 1998.

Aerial Vagabond. Owen, Bessie. Liveright Publishing Corporation, 1941.

Airwomen's Work. Taylor, Leonard. Pitman & Sons Press, 1943.

Alaska: Not for a Woman. Carey, Mary. Boston: Brandon, 1975.

All My Downs Have Been Ups. Masters, Nancy Robinson. Masair Publications, 1992.

Amelia Earhart: A Biography. Rich, Doris. Smithsonian Institution Press. 1990.

Amelia Earhart: Case Closed? Roessler, Walter; Gomez, Leo; and Greene, Gail L. Markowski International Publishers, 1996.

Amelia Earhart: The Centennial Biography of an Aviation Pioneer. Goldstein, Donald M. and Dillon, Catherine V. Brassey's Inc., 1997.

Amelia Earhart’s Daughters. Haynsworth, Leslie. William Morrow, 1998.

Amelia Earhart takes off. Brown, Fern G. A. Whitman, 1985

Amelia Earhart’s shoes: is the mystery solved? King, Thomas F. AltaMira Press, 2001.

Amelia My Courageous Sister. Morrissey, Muriel Earhart and Osborne, Carol. Osborne Publisher. 1987.

America's First Woman Warrior: The Courage of Deborah Sampson. Freeman, Lucy and Halbert, Alma. Paragon 1992.

American Women of the Space Age. Hoyt, Mary Finch. Anthenaeum, 1966.

Barefoot in the Sky: an Autobiography. Scott, Sheila. Macmillan, 1973.

Beyond the Clouds. Ricks, Chip. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.1979.

Black wings: the American Black in aviation. Hardesty, Von. Smithsonian Institution, 1984, 1983.

Born to Fly. Bird, Nancy. Angus and Robinson, 1961.

Breakthrough: Women In Aviation. Smith, Elizabeth Simpson. Walker and Company, 1981.

Clipped wings: the rise and fall of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of
WorldWar II. Merryman, Molly. New York University Press, 1998.

Cows on the Runway. Eddleman, Jo. Sleeping Fox, 1975.

Crossed Currents: Navy Women from WWI to Tailhook. Ebbert, Jean and Marie-Beth Hall. Brassey's
(Maxwell Macmillan Company), 1993.


A Dance With Death: Soviet Airwomen in World War II. Noggle, Anne. Texas A & M University
Press, 1994.

Daughter of the Air: The Brief Soaring Life of Cornelia Fort. Simbeck, Rob.Atlantic
Monthly Press, 2000.

Distance Flights. Berliner, Don. Lerner Publications Co., 1990.

East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart. Butler, Susan. Da Capo Press, 1999.

Female Soldiers: Combatants or Non-combatants. Goldman, Nancy, ed. Greewald Press, 1982.

Fire and Air: a life on the edge. Wagstaff, Patty. Chicago Review Press, 1997.

First to Fly: Aviation's Pioneer Days. Harris, Sherwood. Simon and Schuster, 1970

Flight Fever. Hamlen, Joseph R. NY: Doubleday, 1971.

Flying For the Fatherland. Lomax, Judy. Bantam Pocketbooks 1991

Flying is my Life. Reitsch, Hanna. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1954.

From Nazi Test Pilot to Hitler's Bunker: The Fantastic Flights of Hanna Reitsch. Piszkiewicz, Dennis. Greenwook Publishing Group, Inc., 1997.

Front Row Center: Inside the Great American Airshow. Hildebrandt, Erik. Cleared Hot Media, 2000

Forgotten Pilots: a Story of the Air Transport Auxiliary, 1939-1945. Curtis, Lattice. Foulis, 1971.

The Fun of It. Earhart, Amelia. Harcourt Brace; 1932 (reprinted Chicago Academy Publishers, 1993).

Girls Can’t Be Pilots: AN Aerobiography. Ringenberg, Margaret. Daedalus Press, 1998.

The Girls Were Up There Too: Australian Women in Aviation. Mann, Shelia. Australian Government Publications Service, 1986.

Go-Around: The Story of Mary Gaffaney. Tracy, Jean Via. Kendall Press, 1979

Golden Wings. King, Alison. Pearson, 1956.

The Happy Bottom Riding Club: The Life and Times of Pancho Barnes. Kessler, Laura.
Random House, 2000. ISBN 037550124X

Harriet Quimby: America's First Lady of the Air. Hall. Ed Y. ed. Honoribus Press, 1993.

Her Mentor Was An Albatross: The Autobiography of Pioneer Pilot Harriet Quimby. Holden,
Henry. Black Hawk Publishing, 1993.

Heroes Without Legacy: American Airwomen, 1912-1944. Jaros, Dean.
University Press of Colorado, 1993.

Heroines of the Sky. Adams, Jean & others. Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1942.

Heroines of the Sky: Women in Aviation. Lauwick, Herve. Frederick Muller Ltd., 1960.

Hovering: The History of the Whirly-Girls: International Women Helicopter Pilots. Holden, Henry.
Black Hawk Publishing, 1994.

How High She Flies: Dorothy Swain Lewis. Cooper, Anne. Aviatrix Publishing, 1999.

I Did It in a Skyhawk. Tenison, Geraldine.Four Sons Press, 1987.

I Live to Fly. Auriol, Jacqueline. Tower Publications, 1971

I Must Fly: Adventures of a Woman Pilot. Scott, Sheila. Hodder and Stoughton. 1968.

I Taught Amelia to Fly. Southern, Neta Snook. Vantage Press, Inc., 1974.

In Defense of a Nation: Servicewomen in World War II. Holm, Jeanne M. Vandamere Press, 1998.

Jackie Cochran: An Autobiography. Cochran, Jacqueline and Brinley, Maryanne Bucknum.
Bantam Books, 1987.

Jacqueline Cochran: America's Fearless Aviator. McGuire, Nina and Sammons, Sandra Tailored
Tours Publications, Inc., 1997.

Jacqueline Cochran: First Lady of Flight. Fisher, Marquita O. Garrard Publishing Co. 1973.

Jean Batten: The Garbo of the Skies. Mackersey, Ian. Macdonald & Co., Ltd, 1990.

Judith Resnick: Challenger Astronaut. Bernstein, Joanne. Lodestar/Dutton. 1990

Just Plane Crazy: a Biography of Bobbi Trout. Veca, Donna and Mazzio, Skip. Santa Clara, CA: Osborne Publisher, 1987.

Katherine Stinson: The Flying Schoolgirl. Wingarten, Debra. Eakin Publications, 2000.

Ladybirds: The Untold Story of Women Pilots in America. Holden, Henry.
Black Hawk Publishing Co., 1991.

Ladybirds II: The Continuing Story of Women in Aviation. Holden, Henry.
Black Hawk Publishing Co., 1993.

Ladybirds: Women in Aviation. Jablonski, Edward. Hawthorne Books, 1968.

Last Flight. Earhart, Amelia. Putnam & Sons, 1937, (reprinted Orion Books 1992).

Leaders in Aerospace: The Women. Obee, Fern and Zumwalt, Jule. USAF Civil Air Patrol Pacific Liaison Region, 1979.

Letters From Amelia, 1898-1937. Backus, Jean L. ed. Beacon Press, 1992.

Listen! The Wind. Lindbergh, Anne Morrow. Harcourt Brace & World. 1938.

Little Stinker. Skelton, Betty. Cross Press, 1977.

Lost Star: The Search for Amelia Earhart. Brink, Randall. W.W. Norton, 1994

Love at First Flight. Strohfus, Elizabeth as told to Cheryl J. Young. North Star Press of St. Cloud, 1994.

Mama Bird: Biography of Evelyn Bryan Johnson, a Flight Instructor. Prince, George.Morristown Tennessee Airport, 1993.

My God! It's a Woman. Bird, Nancy. Angus and Robinson, 1990.

Night Witches The Untold Story of Soviet Women in Combat. Myles, Bruce. Presidio, 1981.

North to the Orient. Lindbergh, Anne Morrow. Harcourt Brace & World. 1935

No more words: a journal of my mother, Anne Morrow Lindberg. Lindbergh, Reeve.
Simon & Schuster, 2001.

No Place for A Lady. Render, Shirley. Portage and Main Press, 1993.

On Extended Wings. Ackerman, Dane. Charles Scribner's & Sons. 1987.

On Final Approach: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II. Granger, Byrd Howell. Falconer Publishing Co. 1991.

On the Wing: Jessie Woods and the Flying Aces Air Circus. Cooper, Ann. Black Hawk Publishing Co., 1993.

On Wings To War: Teresa James, Aviator. Churchill, Jan. Sunflower University Press, 1992.

Oshkosh Memories: Reflections on the World’s Greatest Fly-in. Rutan, Jill. IUniverse.com, 2000.

Our Wartime Days: The WAAF in World War II. Escott, Beryl E. Alan Sutton Publishing Limited, 1995.

Pan Am's First Lady: The Diary of Betty Stettinius Trippe. Davies, R.E. 1996.

Pancho: The Biography of Florence Lowe Barnes. Schultz, Barbara Hunter. Little Buttes, 1996.

Pioneer Aviator: The Remarkable Life of Lores Bonney.Gwynn-Jones, Terry. University of Queensland Press 1988.

Pioneer Lady of Flight: Hazel Jane Raines: A Biography in Letters. Hawkins, Regina T. Mercer University Press, 1996.

Powder Puff Derby of 1929. Jessen, Jean Nora. Source Books, 2002.

Propeller Annie: The Story of Helen Richey. Kerfoot, Glenn. The Kentucky Aviation History Roundtable. 1988.

Proud to Be: My Life, The Airforce, The Controversy. Flinn, Kelly. Random House, Inc., 1997.


Queen Bess, Daredevil Aviator: The Biography of Bessie Coleman. Rich, Doris. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993.

Rising Above It: The Autobiography of Edna Gardner Whyte. Whyte, Edna Gardner with Cooper, Ann. Orion Books, 1991.

Second to None: the story of Lloyd & Gladys O’Donnell and the 1929 Women’s Air Derby
Doyle, Lorraine O’Donnell.

Sex Objects in the Sky. Kane, Paula. Follett Publishing Co., 1974

She’s Just Another Navy Pilot: An Aviator’s Sea Journal. Hirschman, Laura and Hirschman, Dave. Naval Institute Press, 2000.

Sisters in the Sky, Vol. 1: The WAFS. Scharr, Adela Riek. Partice Press, 1986.

Sisters in the Sky, Vol. 2: The WASP. Scharr, Adela Riek. Partice Press, 1988

Sisters of the Wind: Voices of Early Women Aviators. Bell, Elizabeth S. Trilogy Books, 1994

Skystars History of Women in Aviation. Hodgman, Ann and Djabbaroff, Rudy. Antheneum, 1981.

Sky's the Limit. Boase, Wendy. Macmillan. 1979

Slacks and Callouses. Bowman, Constance. Longmans, Green & Co. 1944

Soaring Above Setbacks: The Autobiography of Janet Harmon Bragg (Smithsonian History of Aviation Series). Bragg, Janet Harmon and Kriz, Marjorie M. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996.

Soaring Wings. Putnam, George Palmer. Harcourt, 1939.

Spreading My Wings: Wartime ATA Flying Adventures by One of Britain's Top Women Pilots. Walker, Diana B. MBI Publishing Company, 1994.

The Stars at Noon. Cochran, Jacqueline. Little Brown, and Company, 1954.

Still Missing: Amelia Earhart and the Search for Modern Feminism. Ware, Susan. W.W.Norton & Co., Inc., 1993.

Straight On Till Morning: A Biography of Beryl Markham. Lovell, Mary S. St. Martin's Press, 1987.

Takeoff: The Story of America's First Woman Pilot for a Major Airline. Tiburzi, Bonnie. Crown Publishers, 1984.

Talespins: A Story of Early Aviation Days. Culver, Edith Dodd. Sunstone Press, 1986.

They Also Served: American Women in World War II. Gruhzit-Hoyt, Olga. Carol Publishing Group, 1995.

They Flew the Bendix Race. Dwiggins, Don. Lippincott, 1965.

Those Wonderful Women and Their Flying Machines: The Unknown Heroines of World War II. Keil, Sally Van Wagenen. Four Directions Press, 1993.

Three-eight Charlie. Mock, Jerrie, Lippincott. 1970.

To Fill the Sky With Pilots: The Civilian Pilot Training Program, 1939-46. Pisano, Dominick. University of Illinois Press, 1993.

To Love the Sky. Beatty, Mary Alice. Albright & Co., 1986


United States Women in Aviation 1919-1929. Pazmany, Kathleen Brooks. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.

United States Women in Aviation, 1940-1985. Douglas, Deborah G. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.

United States Women in Aviation through World War I. Oaks, Claudia. Smithsonian Studies in Air and Space. 1978.

United States Women in Aviation 1930-1939. Oaks, Claudia. Smithsonian Studies in Air and Space #6 Washington, D.C. 1985.

Up In the Air. Worthylake, Mary. Privately Printed, 1979.


Voyager. Yeager, Jeana and Rutan, Dick. Alfred Knoff, 1987.


A WASP among Eagles : a woman military test pilot in World War II. Carl, Ann.
Smithsonian Institution Press, c1999.

WASPS: Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II. Williams, Vera. Motorbooks Internationa, 1994

We Can Fly. Rogers, Mary Beth, Sherry A. Smith, and Janelle D. Scott. Ellen C. Temple Publisher, 1983.

We Were WASPs. Wood, Winifred, and Swain, Dorothy. Glade House, 1945 (republished 1993).

West With the Night. Markham, Beryl. Northpoint Press, 1983 (originally published 1942).

Wind in the Wires: A Golden Era of Flight 1909-1939. Vines, Mike. Motorbooks International, 1995.

Winged Legend: The Life of Amelia Earhart. Burke, John. Berkley Publishing Co. 1974

Wings for Life. Nichols, Ruth. Lippincott. 1957.

Wings on My Suitcase. Tickell, Jerrard, ed. Wingate, 1958.

Witness to the Execution: The Odyssey of Amelia Earhart. Brennan, T.C. Buddy. Renaissance House. 1988.

Women Airforce Service Pilot. Gott, Kay and Lee, Hazel Ah Ying Veteran's Quality Printing, 1996.

Women Aloft. Moolman, Valerie. Time Life Books 1982.

Women and Flight: Portraits of Contemporary Women Pilots. Russo, Carolyn and Cochrane, Dorothy. Little, Brown, & Co., 1997.

Women in Aeronautics. May, Charles Paul. Thomas Nelson & Sons, Inc., 1962.

Women in Air Force Blue: The Story of Women in the Royal Air Force from 1918 to the Present Day. Escott, Beryl E. Stephens, 1989.

Women in Aviation. Peckham, Betty. Thomas Nelson & Sons, Inc., 1945

Women In Aviation and Space. Flowers, Dr. Sandra H. Alabama Aviation & Technical College, Undated.

Women in Flight Research at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center from 1946 to 1995. Powers, Sheryll Goecke. NASA History Office, 1997.

Women in Pursuit: Flying Fighters for the Air Transport Command Ferrying Division During World War II. Gott, Kay. 1993

Women in Space: Reaching the Last Frontier. - Briggs, Carole S. Learner Publications Co., 1988.

Women in the Military: An Unfinished Revolution. Holm, Jeanne M. Presidio Press, 1982.

Women of Courage: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II: Companion Guide. Magid, Ken. K.M. Productions, 1993.

Women of the Air. Lomax, Judy. Dodd; Mead, & Company; 1987.

Women Pilots of World War II. Cole, Jean Hascall. University of Utah Press, 1992.

Women Who Dared: American Female Test Pilots, Flight Test Engineers, and Astronauts. Pateman, Yvonne C. Norstar, 1996.

Women With Wings. Planck, Charles E. Harper Brothers. 1942.

Women With Wings: Female Flyers in Fact and Fiction. Cadogan, Mary. Sunflower University Press, 1993.



Zero Three Bravo. Gosnell, Marianna. Knoff. 1993.


Airport. Malam, John. Peter Bedrick Books, 1999.

Amelia and Eleanor go for a ride: based on a true story. Ryan, Pam Munoz.
Scholastic Press, 1999.

Amelia Earhart: An Adventure in the Sky. Sabin, Francene. Troll Associates, 1983.

Amelia Earhart: Aviation Pioneer. Chadwick, Roxanne. Learner Publications, 1987.

Amelia Earhart: Pioneer in the Sky. Parlin, John. Chelsea House Publishers, 1992.

Amelia Earhart: The Pioneering Pilot. Langley, A. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Amelia Earhart: Young Air Pioneer (Young Patriot Series). Howe, Jane Moore and Morrison, Cathy (illustrator). Patria Press, 2000.

Amelia Earhart Flies Around the World. Davies, Kath. Silver Burdett Press, 1994.

Angela's Airplane. Munsch, Robert. Annick Press, 1988.

Ann Morrow Lindbergh: Pilot & Poet. Chadwick, Roxanne. Learner Publications, 1991.

At the Controls: Women in Aviation. Briggs, Carole S. Lerner Publications Co., 1991.

Bessie Coleman: first black woman pilot. Plantz, Connie. Enslow Publishers, 2001.

Brave Bessie: Flying Free. Fisher, L. Hendrick-Long Publishing, 1995.

Brave Harriet : the first woman to fly the English Channel. Moss, Marissa; illustrated by
C.F. Payne. Silver Whistle/Harcourt, 2001.

Coming Out Right: The Story of Jacqueline Cochran, the First Woman to Break the Sound Barrier. Smith, Elizabeth Simpson. Walker and Company, 1993.

DK big book of airplanes. Bingham, Caroline. Dorling Kindersley Pub., 2001

First Lady of the Air: The Harriet Quimby Story. Brown, Sterling. Tudor, 1997.

First Women of the Skies. Crowley, Kitty A. Contemporary Perspectives, Inc., 1978.

Fly, Bessie, fly. Joseph, Lynn; illustrated by Yvonne Buchanan. Simon & Schuster Books
for Young Readers, 1998.

Fly high! : The story of Bessie Coleman. Borden, Louise. Margaret K. McElderry, 2001.

Flying Against the Wind: A Story about Beryl Markham. Bowen, A. Carolrhoda Books, 1997.

I want to be a pilot. Firefly, 1999.

If We Had Wings. Buck, Rinker. Crown Publishers, 2001

If you were a—pilot. Schomp, Virginia. Benchmark Books, 2000.

In Celebration of Bessie Coleman. Dawkins, Wayne. Gannett News Service, 1995.

Jacqueline Cochran: America's Fearless Aviator. McGuire, Nina and Sammons, Sandra W. Tailored Tours Publications, Inc., 1997.

Let's fly from A to Z. Magee, Doug. Cobblehill Books, c1992.

Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of "Brave Bessie" Coleman. Lindbergh, Reeve;
illustrated by Pamela Paparone. Candlewick Press, 1996.

A picture book of Amelia Earhart. Adler, David; illustrated by Jeff Fisher. Holiday House, 1998.

Ruth Law thrills a nation. Brown, Don. Ticknor & Fields, 1993

Sally Ride: An American First. Beherns, June. Childrens Press, 1984.

Sky Pioneer: A Photobiography of Amelia Earhart. Szabo, Corrine and Finch, Linda.
National Geographic Society, 1997.

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Book of Flight. Rinard, Judith e. Firefly Books, 2201. .

Tomboy of the air: daredevil pilot Blanche Stuart Scott. Cummins, Julie.
Harper Collins Publishers, 2001

Up in the Air: The Story of Bessie Coleman. Hart, Philip S., and O’Connor, Barbara
Lerner Publishing Group, 1996.

What's It Like To Be An Astronaut. Poskanzer, Susan Cornell. Troll Associates, 1990.

Women Astronauts: Aboard the Shuttle. Fox, Mary Virginia. J. Mesner, 1984.

Women with wings. McLean, Jacqueline. Oliver Press, 2001.

Young Amelia Earhart: A Dream to Fly. Alcott, Susan. Troll Associates, 1992.


- Baker, Trudy and Rachel Jones. Coffee Tea or Me. NY: Bantam Books, 1967.
- Byars, Betsy Cromer. Coast to Coast. New York: Delacorte, 1992.
- Dailey, Janet. Silver Wings - Santiago Blue. NY: Poseidon Press. 1984 (Fiction about the WASPs).
- De Pauw, Linda Grant. Baptism of Fire. Pasadena, VA: The Minerva Center, 1994 (Fiction futuristic).
- Gann, Earnest K. Gentleman of Adventure. NY: Signet, 1983.
- Keene, Carolyn. The Sky Phantom. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1976.
- Milton, Hilary H. Blind Flight. New York: Watts, 1980.
- Rust, Megan Mallory. Dead Stick. NY: Berkley Prime Crime, 1998.
- Serling, Robert. Stewardess. NY: Signet, 1982.
- Serling, Robert. She'll Never Get Off the Ground. NY Doubleday, 1971
- Spiro, Corylee & Harwell, Elizabeth. Cabin Pressure. NY: St Martin's Press, 1989.


- Masson, Angela. Elements of Organizational Discrimination: The Air Force Response to Women As Military Pilots Ph.D. Dissertation University of Southern California, January, 1976.
- Rodriguez, Charles L. Descriptive Study of Females Preparing for Nontraditional Career in Aviation. M.S. Thesis, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. 1986.
- Stewart-Smith, Natalie. Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II: Perspectives on the Work of America's First Women Military Aviators. M.A. Thesis Washington State University. Ann Arbor. 1981.


- Brennan, T.C. Buddy. Witness to the Execution: The Odyssey of Amelia Earhart. Renaissance House. 1988.
- Women of Courage Colorado. K.M. Productions 1992
- World Without Walls - Beryl Markham's African Adventure.

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