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theses/ dissertations

PhD dissertation: “Limited Skies: Women and Aviation in World War II (A Comparative Study of Women Aviators in the USA and USSR, 1941-1945)" University of South Carolina (2000) order here

MA thesis: “Wings, Women and War: Soviet Women’s Military Aviation Regiments in the Second World War,” University of South Carolina (1993)


books

Amazons to Fighter Pilots: A Biographical Dictionary of Military Women, Reina Pennington, editor; Robin Higham, advisory editor; foreword by Gerhard Weinberg, Greenwood Press (2003)

Wings, Women and War: Soviet Airwomen in World War II Combat, foreword by John Erickson, University Press of Kansas, Modern War Studies Series (2001)


books under contract/discussion

Limited Skies: Women and Aviation in World War II (based on dissertation)


books in progress

What Russia Can Teach Us About War


refereed articles/ book chapters

Chapter on women in the Soviet war effort, collected volume on the Soviet Union during World War II, ed. David R. Stone, Pen & Sword Press (forthcoming)

“Minerva—The Past, the Present and the Future,” Minerva Journal of Women and War, Volume 1, Number 1 (Summer 2007) (co-authored with Jennifer G. Mathers And Caroline Kennedy-Pipe)

“Women and the Battle of Stalingrad,” in Russia: War, Peace and Diplomacy, Essays in Honour of John Erickson (Wiedenfeld and Nicolson, 2005)

“‘Do not speak of the services you rendered:’ Women Veterans of Aviation in the Soviet Union,” Journal of Slavic Military Studies (1996) reprinted in A Soldier and A Woman: Women in the Military, ed. Gerard J. DeGroot, Longman (2001)

“From Chaos to the Eve of the Great Patriotic War,” in Russian Aviation & Air Power, ed. Robin Higham, Frank Cass Publishers (1998)

“Offensive Women: Women in Combat in the Red Army” in Time to Kill: The Soldier's Experience of War in the West, ed. Paul Addison and Angus Calder, Pimlico Press (1997) download PDF

"Stalin’s Falcons: the 586th Fighter Aviation Regiment," MINERVA: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military Volume XVIII, Numbers 3-4 (Fall/Winter 2000)

“The Propaganda Factor and Soviet Women Pilots in World War II,” MINERVA: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military (Summer 1997)

“Prophets, Heretics, and Peculiar Evils,” Airpower Journal vol 10 no 2 (Summer 1996) read the article

“Pilot Initiative in the Soviet Air Forces,” in
The Soviet Air Forces, ed. Paul J. Murphy, McFarland & Company (1984)


additional publications

“The FLY Chromosome,” Air & Space/Smithsonian (April/May 1999) download PDF

“Tankers!”
Air & Space/Smithsonian (October/November 1997) download PDF

“Grounded: The Aggressor Squadrons,” Air & Space/Smithsonian (February/March 1995) download PDF

“Wings, Women and War,” Air & Space/Smithsonian (December 1993/January 1994) download PDF

“Eagles Over the Icecap,” Air Force Magazine (July 1987)

“Yukon Lightning,” Air Force Magazine (March 1987)

“Another Look at the Soviet Pilot,” Air Force Magazine (April 1985) download PDF

“Closing the Tactics Gap,” Air Force Magazine (March 1984) (reprinted in Signal, Journal of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, vol 39. no 4, December 1984)

“Behind the Green Door,” USAF Fighter Weapons Review (Summer/Fall 1983)

“A Soviet View of Air Combat,” USAF Fighter Weapons Review (Spring 1981)


reference contributions

Account of a Soviet female combatant during the Great Patriotic War,” Women in World History Reader, ed. Richard Byers and Timothy May (in progress)

“Military, Modern Militaries and Warfare” and “Military, Overview,” in Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, Oxford University Press (forthcoming)

“Polina Gelman,” “Liliia Litviak,” “Caterina Sforza,” “Women in Siege Warfare,” “Valentina Tereshkova,” in Women in World History: A Biographic Encyclopedia, eds. Anne Commire and Deborah Klezmer, Gale Group (1999-2002)

“Aviation, Soviet Military” in The Supplement to the Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet, and Eurasian History, vol. 2, ed. Edward Lazzerini, Academic International Press (1997)


book reviews

Review of Scott Palmer, Dictatorship of the Air, Slavic Review (2008)

Review essay, “Women and War and related books,”
Journal of Military History (vo. 71 no 4 October 2007)

Review of Molly Merryman,
Clipped Wings: The Rise and Fall of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II, H-Net (for H-Minerva, May 1998) and for Air & Space/Smithsonian (October/November 1998) read the review

Review of John P. and Maria C. Dever, Women and the Military, H-Net (for H-Minerva, 1998)

Review of Suzanne J. Stark, Female Tars: Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail, HMGS Military and Naval History Forum Proceedings (1998)

Review of Walter S. Dunn, Hitler’s Nemesis: The Red Army, 1930-1945 (originally published in HMGS Military and Naval History Forum Proceedings, No 2. 1995; reprinted on History Reviews On-Line)

Review of Stephen Blank The Sorcerer As Apprentice: Stalin As Commissar of Nationalities, 1917-1924 (originally published in HMGS Military and Naval History Forum Proceedings, No 2. 1995; reprinted on History Reviews On-Line)

Review of Jean Zimmerman, Tailspin: Women At War In The Wake Of Tailhook, for Air & Space/Smithsonian (June/July 1995)


reviews of my work

Reviews of Amazons to Fighter Pilots: A Biographical Dictionary of Military Women:
Lance Janda,
The Journal of Military History (Jan 2004)
Hayden Peake,
Studies in Intelligence 47.4 (2003) read the full review
Jenny Kiesling, H-Net Reviews (May 2005)
read the full review

Reviews of Wings, Women, and War: Soviet Airwomen in World War II Combat:
Richard R. Muller, Air & Space Power Journal (Winter 2003) read the full review
Sally W. Stoecker,
The Slavic Review 62.1 (Spring 2003)
Roger Reese,
American Historical Review (Feb 2003) read more
Denise J. Youngblood,
The Journal of Military History (July 2002)
Kathryn Spurling, H-Minerva, H-Net Reviews (July 2002)
read the full review
Nameeta Mathur,
History: Reviews of New Books (Summer 2002)
Ben Shephard,
The Times Literary Supplement (24 May 2002)
Julie Dear,
The Washington Post Book World (13 Jan 2002)

Review of Time to Kill: The Soldier's Experience of War in the West, ed. Paul Addison and Angus Calder:

The Journal of Military History (1998)

Reviews of The Soviet Air Forces:
David R. Jones, Slavic Review vol. 44 no. 4 (Winter 1985)
Ralph S. Clem,
Air University Review (1985)


additional research projects

“Air Combat on the Eastern Front: The Luftwaffe, the Soviet Air Force, and perceptions of air combat in World War II”


“A Sad Necessity: Trotsky and the Role of the Red Army in National Security”