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A thousand sisters : the heroic airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II / Elizabeth Wein.

Wein, Elizabeth, (author.).

Available copies

  • 4 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System.

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0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Summary:

"In the early years of World War II, Josef Stalin issued an order that made the Soviet Union the first country in the world to allow female pilots to fly in combat. Led by Marina Raskova, these three regiments, including the 588th Night Bomber Regiment—nicknamed the “night witches”—faced intense pressure and obstacles both in the sky and on the ground. Some of these young women perished in flames. Many of them were in their teens when they went to war.This is the story of Raskova’s three regiments, women who enlisted and were deployed on the front lines of battle as navigators, pilots, and mechanics. It is the story of a thousand young women who wanted to take flight to defend their country, and the woman who brought them together in the sky." --Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Athena Public Library JUV WEI (Text) 37813000170574 Juvenile Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 02/04/2019 Available -
Baker Richland Branch 940.54494709252 .W456 2019 (Text) 37814003334365 YOUNG ADULT - NEW Book System_Only_3months 04/21/2021 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande YA 940.54 Wei (Text) 35178001751406 Young Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 05/07/2019 Available -
Hood River County Library J 940.544947 WEI (Text) 33892100588160 Children's Fiction Book None 02/19/2019 Checked out 05/21/2021
Hood River County Library YA 940.544947 WEI 2019 (Text) 33892100588251 Young Adult Non-Fiction Book None 02/07/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062453013
  • ISBN: 0062453017
  • Physical Description: 388 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-367)and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Battle cry: a prologue -- The future war -- The great patriotic war: the first year: 1941-1942 -- The great patriotic war: the second year: 1942-1943 -- The great patriotic war: the third and fourth years: 1943-1945 -- After the war.
Summary, etc.:
"In the early years of World War II, Josef Stalin issued an order that made the Soviet Union the first country in the world to allow female pilots to fly in combat. Led by Marina Raskova, these three regiments, including the 588th Night Bomber Regiment—nicknamed the “night witches”—faced intense pressure and obstacles both in the sky and on the ground. Some of these young women perished in flames. Many of them were in their teens when they went to war.This is the story of Raskova’s three regiments, women who enlisted and were deployed on the front lines of battle as navigators, pilots, and mechanics. It is the story of a thousand young women who wanted to take flight to defend their country, and the woman who brought them together in the sky." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Aerial operations, Soviet > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Participation, Female > Juvenile literature.
Women air pilots > Juvenile literature.
Air pilots, Military > Soviet Union > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Soviet Union > History > 1939-1945 > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.
Summary: "In the early years of World War II, Josef Stalin issued an order that made the Soviet Union the first country in the world to allow female pilots to fly in combat. Led by Marina Raskova, these three regiments, including the 588th Night Bomber Regiment—nicknamed the “night witches”—faced intense pressure and obstacles both in the sky and on the ground. Some of these young women perished in flames. Many of them were in their teens when they went to war.This is the story of Raskova’s three regiments, women who enlisted and were deployed on the front lines of battle as navigators, pilots, and mechanics. It is the story of a thousand young women who wanted to take flight to defend their country, and the woman who brought them together in the sky." --Provided by publisher.

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