9780893573553-0893573558-Red Sky, Black Death: A Soviet Woman Pilot's Memoir of the Eastern Front

Red Sky, Black Death: A Soviet Woman Pilot's Memoir of the Eastern Front

ISBN-13: 9780893573553
ISBN-10: 0893573558
Edition: 1st
Author: Anna Timofeyeva-Yegorova
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Slavica Publishers
Format: Paperback 244 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780893573553
ISBN-10: 0893573558
Edition: 1st
Author: Anna Timofeyeva-Yegorova
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Slavica Publishers
Format: Paperback 244 pages

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Acknowledged author Anna Timofeyeva-Yegorova wrote Red Sky, Black Death: A Soviet Woman Pilot's Memoir of the Eastern Front comprising 244 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0893573558 and 9780893573553. Since then Red Sky, Black Death: A Soviet Woman Pilot's Memoir of the Eastern Front textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Born in a tiny village amidst revolution and civil war, Anna Yegorova came of age during the grimmest years of Soviet power. An optimistic and resolute young patriot, she saw hope and vision in the nascent superpower's ideology. She volunteered to help build Moscow. And she took to the skies and learned to fly.
But when Germany's 1941 invasion shook Russia to its core, Yegorova joined her fellow pilots in the bloodiest war zone in human history, flying hair-riasing reconnaissance missions in a wooden biplane. She became a flight leader in the famously deadly Shturmovik ground-attack aircraft, guiding her comrades in furious air battles along the Southern Front.
Eventually shot down and captured near Warsaw, Yegorova survived five months in a Nazi concentration camp. After the war, she was welcomed home with suspicion and persecution by the notorious Soviet secret police.
Amid the epic catastrophe of Russia's Great Patriotic War and her own personal tragedies, Yegorova's story is also one of joy, camaraderie among soldiers and pilots and the quiet satisfaction of defending one's country, all against a backdrop of love for the freedom of flight. In 1965, Yegorova was awarded the illustrious Hero of the Soviet Union, then Moscow's highest honor.

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