Stock Image

A DANCE WITH DEATH Soviet Airwomen in World War II

Noggle, Anne

59 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 089096601X / ISBN 13: 9780890966013
Published by Texas A & M Univ Press, College Station, 1994
Condition: NF Hardcover
From Easton's Books, Inc. (Mount Vernon, WA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since August 30, 1998

Quantity Available: 1

About this Item

Hardback in Near Fine condition with Near Fine dust jacket.; 8.80 X 6.10 X 1.20 inches; 318 pages; Inscribed by Anne Noggle on title page. Introduction by Christine A. White. ; Signed by Author NF; Hardback in Near Fine condition with Near Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 42587

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: A DANCE WITH DEATH Soviet Airwomen in World ...

Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Press, College Station

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:NF

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

About this title

Synopsis:

In their own vivid words, the women members of the Soviet air force recount their dramatic efforts against the German forces in World War II. These brave women, the first ever to fly in combat, proved that women could be among the best of warriors, withstanding the rigors of combat and downing the enemy. The women who tell their stories here began the war mostly as inexperienced girls - many of them teenagers. In support of their homeland, they volunteered to serve as bomber and fighter pilots, navigator-bombardiers, gunners, and support crews. Flying against the Luftwaffe, they saw many of their friends - as well as many of their foes - fall to earth in flames. Their three combat Air Force regiments fought as many as one thousand missions during the war. For their heroism and success against the enemy, two of the women's regiments were honored by designation as "Guard" regiments. At least thirty women were decorated with the gold star of Hero of the Soviet Union, their nation's highest award. But equally courageous were the women's efforts to show the Red Army that they were entirely adequate to the great role they sought. For even though Stalin had decreed equality for both sexes, the women had to grapple initially with deep distrust from male pilots and Red Army officers, against whom they eventually prevailed. War, Stalin-era politics, and human emotion mix in these gripping, first-person accounts. Supported by photographs of the women at war, the stories are unforgettable. Portraits of the women as they are now taken by award-winning photographer Anne Noggle, add the perspective of time to the experiences of the survivors of this great dance with death.

About the Author:

Anne Noggle, herself an American Woman Airforce Service Pilot in World War II, has made lengthy visits to Moscow to conduct more than seventy interviews and to photograph the Soviet airwomen. Noggle is a captain in the U.S. Air Force (retired), a former curator of photography and now adjunct professor of art at the University of New Mexico, and recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She has also written other articles and books, including For God, Country, and the Thrill of It: Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II, published by Texas A&M University Press.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Easton's Books was established in 1976 and is family owned and operated. We specialize in top-quality used books in a variety catagories. Our open store is located at 701 South 1st Street in downtown Mount Vernon and the phone number is (360) 336-2066.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

OUR TERMS: We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, CHECKS AND MONEY ORDERS, and online PayPal payments. We ship all domestic orders using the United States Postal Service (USPS). The cost of domestic MEDIA MAIL POSTAGE is $5.00 (Arrival time is usually 7-14 days). The cost of domestic PRIORITY POSTAGE is $13.00(Arrival time is usually 2-3 days). There is no extra cost for heavy books or multiple volume sets if they are sent via media mail postage. We will ship all INTERNATIONAL orders via USPS AIRMAIL POST ...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal