Tailspin by Jean Zimmerman

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Chronicles the 1991 Tailhook affair involving the U.S. Navy and traces its effects on the role of women in combat, focusing on the struggle of women fighter pilots for equality with their male counterparts. 35,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour.

About Jean Zimmerman

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Jean Zimmerman is the author of four books, including Made from Scratch: Reclaiming the Pleasures of the American Hearth. She lives just north of Philipse Manor Hall in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
Published May 1, 1995 by Doubleday. 336 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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``They claim to love women but what the pilots really get off on is the image of themselves they see in each other.'' Her analysis of women's struggle to gain a foothold in the military and her examination of the Navy fighter-pilot culture leads toward the conclusion that the Tailhook scandal was...

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