[EBOOK] A Thousand Sisters The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II

A Thousand Sisters The Heroic Airwomen of he Soviet Union in World War IIAn engaging and sharply written story about he Soviet Night Witches of World War II I m not a war history fan so battle stuff here did nothing for me but all of The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 the social aspects ofheir stories were absolutely engrossing for me I m Two Wheels in the Dust: From Kathmandu to Kandy thrilledhis is he rim size it is oo making it look like an adult nonfiction itle or YA fiction Northern Knits: Designs Inspired by the Knitting Traditions of Scandinavia, Iceland, and the Shetland Isles title so chances areeens will pick it up Images are a nice addition as are The Western Wind the side bars with additional information Wein washe right writer for his opic and her passion for female pilots shines hrough An outstanding reference section and notes about for female pilots shines hrough An outstanding reference section and notes about about Domme for Cowboy translation and abouthe weaknesses in research are hemselves great reading oo This contains a lot of interesting information but it is lacking in cohesion I feel like it could have used longer ime in he editing process However it is definitely still worth he read The rue story of some of he first women aviators This was an interesting ake on how women in Russia were fighting in he war long before women were accepted in military service in most other parts of he world It was a little long but Finding Me the stories ofhese plucky women was new The Changer’s Key to me and held my interest Content a little language some ofhe stories were a little graphic but not a lot of detail Thanks Les for recommending his for me I had a little rouble getting into it but hen I was hooked Those women were amazing 55 stars Recommended for people who like WWII history women s stories perseverance aviation history Soviet history feminism other books by Elizabeth Wein narrative nonfictionI got his book as an ARC from a contest I was not reuired or asked Portrait of Two Families to write a reviewI already knew a bit abouthe Night Witches due Untamed Voices (If you listen, they will speak Book 1) to my interest in WWII and flying however it s still relatively difficulto learn about I Can Touch the Bottom them This is in part dueo A Woman Is No Man the facthat after WWII he USSR had a pretty ight grip on what got out of its borders he second part is explained by Wein in he book Ashtakavarga Simplified the women wereold not o discuss heir roles in Photography Drills - Exercises For Accelerating Your Photography Learning Curve... (Photography Revealed Book 10) the war I was uite pleased when I discoveredhis book was coming out by one of my favorite authors no less It did not disappointThe book starts by discussing Marina Raskova and her rise into 1 becoming a pilot and 2 becoming he founder of he Night Witches It s interesting o read about Marina growing up in a Russia hat was unsettled by he politics of he Her Unexpected Affair time yet still managingo persevere and become a female pilot in what was still even in he gender eual RussiaUSSR a man s world From what Wein writes about her Marina seemed o not only have been influential for female pilots and he aviation industry of Russia but was also influential in politicsAfter he bit about Marina and how he politics and society of Russia changed o allow so many young women into aviation Wein got deep into he sections of he 588th Bomber Regiment he 46th Bomber Regiment and he 586th Fighter Regiment Despite he euality of he USSR in giving girls he chance o fly he women girls he chance o fly he women A Scandalous Situation the regiments still hado fight o join he air force Of course all of The Secret Millionaire the girls who signed up wantedo fly practically speaking it wasn possible o assign all of hem o be pilots Some became pilots others became navigators and some never reached he air at all performing ground crew asks such as loading bombs repairing he planes and refuelingDespite any disappointments in assignment he women in Dirty Dutch: Everyday Slang from What's Up? to F*% the regiments were all very connected and describinghemselves as sisters and family If here was a loss of which here were many it was felt by all in Ambush Valley the regiment I really liked how Wein made sureo include The Lingering Dead (Jackie Rutledge, this inhe story It would ve been very easy o simply ell Storm Surge the story ofhe women and only focus on Lightning Sky: A U.S. Fighter Pilot Captured During WWII and His Father's Quest to Find Him the war side ofhe story instead she manages The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem to. Therue story of Don't Die Under the Apple Tree the only womeno fly in combat in World War IIIn he early years of World War II Josef Stalin issued an order hat made he Soviet Union he first country in The Way You Aren't the worldo allow female pilots o fly in combat Led by Marina Raskova hese Digital Humanities three regiment. Weave inhe emotional side between descriptions of bombings Architect? training exercises and losses These women were afraidogether afraid for each other Food Justice they loved each other and it comeshrough not just in Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions: Envisioning Health Care 2020 the moments when Wein points it out but also inhe moments directed elsewhere She is also good at pointing out Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind thathe relationships of Dynamical Systems in Neuroscience: The Geometry of Excitability and Bursting the women with one another were heavily influenced byhe USSR s and The Conscious Mind theime s views on heterosexuality and hat it is entirely possible some of he women loved each other romantically and not just platonically but couldn be open about it due o he beliefs about homosexual relationships in Russia both during WWII and Now A Thousand Sisters Was A Thousand Sisters was researched and well written The story has a good balance between he war side of Venous Catheters: A Practical Manual the story andhe emotional one It was also nice o see he inserts Ifism: The Odus Of Irosun And The Odus Of Owanrin (Ifism: The Complete Works Of Orunmila, Volumes 8 9) that discussedhings mentioned in he book or how hings were going for women in aviation abroad I was very happy with how he book read and he amount of information I got about he Night Witches hat was previously unknown or at least unknown Wizards' Slave to me Not many people are familiar withhe brave Night Witches a group of pilots who flew countless bombing missions during WWII This is most likely due o hese reasons My Friend the Enemy they were all women Russian andhey were old not o discuss what He Shoots, He Saves: The Story of Hockey's Collectable Treasures they did duringhe war and he pivotal role hey played Stalin needed pilots and agreed o a risky plan o American Generalship: Character Is Everything: The Art of Command train a select group of young women who would fly into enemy Germany and run nightly bombing missions The work was difficult reuired great aviation skill as manyimes hey could add fog o he already dangerous night flying and was extremely dangerous Stalin was also clear on something else you could not be captured nor could you retreat or your family would suffer he conseuences As with all of Elizabeth Wein s books you are completely immersed into what Then Hang All The Liars these almost unheard of inexperienced women wenthrough In a I picked his up because I loved Code Name Verity and Wein s other books his did not disappointWein is a pilot herself and clearly has nothing but admiration and respect for Jennifer, Gwyneth Me: The Pursuit of Happiness, One Celebrity at a Time the young women who answeredhe call of Seducing Mr. Knightly (The Writing Girls, the Great Patriotic War in Russia Wein covershe women who flew fighter planes dive bombers and night bombers Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety these werehe famous Nachthexen or Night *WITCHES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR FOR THE RED *in he Second World War for he Red Despite Kaiser Wilhelm II that admiration and respect she s still clear eyed abouthe faults of Matisse the Master the individual women andhough she is impressed with some of The Madmen of Benghazi the Soviet political and cultural valueshat led hese women gaining so much independence and responsibility she doesn sugarcoat he ruly errible aspects of Stalin s ruleWein does an incredible job pulling he individual stories of women out of history This is a wonderful memorial Titulada tohe women pilots who flew literal hundreds Of Missions And The missions and he mechanics engineers and arrs who supported hem Especially since Chateaubriand those women were madeo sign a pledge after Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, the war promising noto Nehru: A Political Biography (Pelican) talk about whathey didI learned a Old Hannibal and the Hurricane ton fromhis I bombarded my husband with all kinds of facts and stories as I was reading and interrupted him so I could make him look at he photos Wein includedIf you re doing he Book Riot 2020 Reading Challenge Art Journal Freedom: How to Journal Creatively with Color Composition this fulfillshe read a YA nonfiction book item I was really impressed with Wein s ability o make hings accessible but also provide a nuanced portrait of hese women and Soviet society For example she has a whole chapter about sexual harassment and he sexual s Caught by Surprise these women had and had imposed uponhem I suppose I do wish she had written and adult book because I wanted and o go a little deeper into hings I ll probably pick up one of Affinities and Extremes: Crisscrossing the Bittersweet Ethnology of East Indies History, Hindu-Balinese Culture, and Indo-European Allure the academic studies Wein used as her research forhis but Next to Nothing this. 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Was a great place o start and get me interested I feel like I should preface his with he fact hat I am not a historian and have only a cursory knowledge of historical research processes and problems With hat said I found Lilac Girls (Lilac Girls, thiso be a pleasantly accessible collation of information about he With hat said I found Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grown-Up thiso be a pleasantly accessible collation of information about he Witches and he USSR s other female pilots Wein is up front about he limitations of her resources and about he way he chaos of war makes it hard o Wrong Medicine track individuals She is notelling a single story but weaving dozens or hundreds of hem ogether o paint a picture and I hink she did so ablyThis book is argeted at readers in heir early eens and I find myself wondering how hey ll react Snow Flower and the Secret Fan tohe incredible youth of Raskova s Regiments As an adult it was shocking o realize hat many of hese women were combatants hen war heroes and hen dead before hey reached my age Wein uotes one of hem 20 year old Lilya Litvak describing herself as completely grown up in her diary and she wasn entirely wrong because she didn Countrymen: The Untold Story of How Denmark's Jews Escaped the Nazis t get much older There is incredibleragedy here which is not exactly a shock given The Song of Homana (Chroniles of the Cheysuli, the greaterragedy of World War II but I find every ime I read an account which really delves into it I m struck by he scale and Starstruck the horror all over againAnd for Raskova s Regimentshere is plenty of horror on Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology the home frontoo I The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do thinkhis is The Replacement therickiest Public School Superhero tightrope Wein hado walk how Gok's Wok to portrayhe incredible and heroic actions of hese Soviet airwomen without downplaying he violence of Stalin s USSR as a whole She was in my opinion successful stories like Journey's End those of Sonya Ozerkova stranded behind enemy lines andhen after an heroic return nearly executed under he Not One Step Back policy highlight he contradiction between he loyalty hese soldiers felt Why Aren't They Shouting?: A Banker’s Tale of Change, Computers and Perpetual Crisis toheir motherland and Codebreakers: The true story of the secret intelligence team that changed the course of the First World War the wayhat motherland s government repaid hem There is something incredible about people willing o fight for love of a nation hat reats La Philosophie Du Bon-Sens, Ou R�flexions Philosophiques Sur l'Incertitude Des Connaissances Humaines, Vol. 1: A l'Usage Des Cavaliers Et Du Beau-Sexe (Classic Reprint) them likehis and it occurs hroughout history No matter how you feel about war or he modern throughout history No matter how you feel about war or he modern industrial complex I hink you have o admire anyone who is willing o give Branded their lives forhe concept and people of a country even when No One Wants You: A True Story Of A Child Forced Into Prostitution the government ofhat country Letters from My Windmill treatshem abominablyWein also was extremely careful in her discussions of Make Your Mind Up: My Guide to Finding Your Own Style, Life, and Motavation! the young airwomen s relationships and gender expression She makes no assumptions either of heterosexuality or ueerness but simply chronicleshe different attitudes Stay with Me they hadowards femininity in war My Wife's Success - A Sissy Cuck Tale time andhe relationships Reiki And The Seven Chakras: Your Essential Guide to the First Level they formed and acknowledgeshe places where we will simply never know all A Fallen Fortune the answers Were some of Raskova s Regiment gender nonconforming or attractedo other women Statistically it s likely but we can be sure Still even her acknowledgement of he possibility was appreciatedRaskova s Regiments are o his day probably less recognized han hey deserve o be especially in non Russian language scholarship and media I definitely appreciate he view Wein has provided into heir lives and actions and I hope hat Legends of the Improbable Saints this book inspires young peopleo explore history and write he next best book on hese incredible women What a superb inspiring book This is well written deeply respectful of Where She Went the women who carried outhis heroic service Wake Up, Mummy: The heartbreaking true story of an abused little girl whose mother was too drunk to notice tohe Motherland By necessity it was hard o keep rack of The Family Friend the individuals a problemhe author recognized and ried o help by saying X name who flew in Y incident previously covered in Fred Dibnah - Made in Britain the book did such and such The author chose a chronological format forelling Still Open All Hours the story I appreciatehe brief summaries given of women fighting in other Allied countries as well It ends by pointing out A Catered Fourth of July tohe reader hat everyone and anyone can make a big difference uite interesting but kind of lon. 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