Simine Short

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General Information

Name: Simine Short

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, History

Born: in Germany

Website: and

Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

The author lives in the Chicago suburbs.

Biographical and Professional Information

Short is an aviation historian who has researched and written extensively on the history of motorless flight. Her first book, Glider Mail: An Aerophilatelic Handbook (1988), received numerous research awards worldwide and is considered a standard reference by aerophilatelists and aviation researchers. She lives with her husband outside Chicago, Illinois.

Published Works

Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution, University of Illinois, 2011

Glider Mail: An Aerophilatelic Handbook, Amer Air Mail Society, 1987 - This book was researched and written by Simine Short. Dan Barber was the Editor.

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Glider Mail: An Aerophilatelic Handbook

ISBN: 0939429004
Release Date: 1987-05

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Literary Awards

Robert-Kronfeld Ehrenzeichen (1988) for research in early motorless flight and the publication of Glider Mail

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

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External Links

Simine Short on WorldCat

Simine Short on Amazon


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