My personal view is that the role of women in the Second World War is under-represented in published form, so the reprint of this book is an important step in addressing this omission. As the subtitle states, this book covers the women from the United States and the United Kingdom who were trained and then flew military aircraft across the world.
The author is the holder of a PhD in History, so as such be expected, the book is researched well, and provided with plenty of references. However, the author is also a novelist, so the text has a flow about it, which makes it easy and enjoyable to read. The book is divided into two parts, and comprises fourteen chapters, and a set of conclusions. I found it fascinating as both a work on military history and social history.
The book contains several personal accounts, as well as some of the context into which these women came in order to learn to fly, and their achievements in terms of flying these aircraft on non-operational sorties. There are some photographs included in the middle of the book that are relevant to the subject. I enjoyed this book immensely, and highly recommend it.
"Sisters in arms" is an excellent history of the women ferry pilots in WWII, While the story of the British female ferry pilots is well known the story of the American women is less known - well at least to me. The prejudice which they faced is dismaying to a reader of today.