Ultimately, From Birdwomen to Skygirls is a must-read for anyone intrigued by the history of aviation, and an important addition to the study of the women's movement. He makes the connection from the first bold fliers of the 1910s to those who led the charge for change in the 1960s and 1970s. In showing how authors depicted women beginning to fly, Erisman also shows how women in general learned to spread their wings."
About the Author
FRED ERISMAN holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota and taught for thirty-five years at Texas Christian University. He held the Charles A. Lindbergh Chair of Aerospace History at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, during the 2002–2003 year.
A specialist in American popular literature and culture, he has published numerous studies of science fiction, technological fiction, detective and suspense fiction, and the western. Erisman is the author of Boys’ Books, Boys’ Dreams, and the Mystique of Flight. He lives in Fort Worth.