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The Resource Call sign Revlon : the life and death of Navy fighter pilot Kara Hultgreen, Sally Spears

Call sign Revlon : the life and death of Navy fighter pilot Kara Hultgreen, Sally Spears

Label
Call sign Revlon : the life and death of Navy fighter pilot Kara Hultgreen
Title
Call sign Revlon
Title remainder
the life and death of Navy fighter pilot Kara Hultgreen
Statement of responsibility
Sally Spears
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lt. Kara Hultgreen was just twenty-nine and the U.S. Navy's first fully qualified female fleet fighter pilot when her Tomcat slammed into the Pacific Ocean in October 1994. Her death was not only a tragic loss to her family but a serious blow to a navy struggling to redefine the role of women in its ranks. The image of this beautiful and vibrant young woman with her fierce warplane - plastered across the front pages of newspapers around the world after the crash - provoked strong emotions and gave new life to the controversy. Written by Kara's mother, Sally Spears, the book goes behind the headlines to tell the story of a remarkable woman who made history. Spears presents Kara's shortcomings along with her strengths - the ups and downs in her personal life along with her professional career. She draws freely from Kara's journals, kept from the time Kara entered the navy, and from extensive interviews with her daughter's friends and peers as well as some of her commanding officers." "From the athletic teenager who dreamed of becoming an astronaut to her pursuit of that dream earning a degree in aerospace engineering and joining the navy, this book chronicles Kara's efforts to become a navy pilot. It demonstrates how her outspokenness sometimes created problems in an environment hostile to women and how her sense of humor allowed her to cope. It describes how her ambition to fly combat aircraft collided with the customs of the navy, the mores of society - and, until the repeal of the combat exclusion rules in 1991, with the laws of the United States."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spears, Sally
Dewey number
  • 359.9/4/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
V63.H86
LC item number
S64 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women air pilots
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Hultgreen, Kara
  • United States
Label
Call sign Revlon : the life and death of Navy fighter pilot Kara Hultgreen, Sally Spears
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-306)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39229631
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 306 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781557508096
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98019084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Call sign Revlon : the life and death of Navy fighter pilot Kara Hultgreen, Sally Spears
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-306)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39229631
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 306 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781557508096
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98019084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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