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Women astronauts : aboard the shuttle

by Fox, Mary Virginia.

Format: Print Book 1987
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..." a most illuminating and readable general survey.... This book is well organized, well produced, and well written. It belongs among the ten most useful books on this period to the historian and... to the general reader." --American Historical Review

"This splendid volume fills a gap in the vast outpouring of literature on the military aspects of the era of the French Revolution and Napoleon by combining a description of the major changes and trends of warfare with a comparative discussion of the French military establishment and the armies of its major opponents.... As another contribution to 'synthetic' history, it is a very successful exercise." --Military Affairs

..." a splendid little study which will be of considerable interest both to the general student and specialist.... it] fills a definite need for a survey of the military developments of the period and one can learn a great deal from a close reading of it." --History

"A clear, lively, and well-produced survey that relies upon the best scholarship of several languages.... " --Library Journal

In a comprehensive study of a crucial era in warfare--from the last decades of the ancient regime to Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo--Rothenberg describes the organization, training methods, equipment, tactics, and strategy of France and its adversaries. He also explores staff systems, logistics, fortifications, medical services, and insurgency and counterinsurgency.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-9. In this overview of women astronauts, Fox details the first spaceflight with Sally Ride aboard, provides one-chapter biographies of eight women astronauts, and explains the application and training process for astronauts. She updates the 1984 edition, noting flights that women have made since the first edition was published, recounting the Challenger disaster of 1986 (with special mention of Christa McAuliffe's inclusion on the flight), and very briefly introducing five more women chosen to become astronauts. Although Fox' determinedly upbeat presentation (one could gather that a sense of humor is an overriding criterion for the job) can be a little wearing, the book is valuable for its intriguing personal light on the experience of spaceflight as well as for its slant toward women in the program. Those who missed the earlier book (Booklist 81:1058 Mr 15 85) may wish to acquire this one; those who own the original edition will find this updated but not substantially changed. CP. 629.45'0092 (B) Space shuttles / Women astronauts [CIP] 87-10814"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Space shuttles.
Women astronauts.
Publisher New York :J. Messner,1987
Edition Rev. ed.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description vii, 135 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: page 130.
ISBN 0671648403 (lib. bdg.) :
0671648411 (pbk.)
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