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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Simine Short  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Germany


-- Website -- http://www.msd.anl.gov/index.php/division-personnel/39-personnel-nxrs/315-sshort
-- Simine Short on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=simine+short


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.


Awards

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

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) For upcoming appearances see [http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/events.html http //www.press.uillinois.edu/books/events.html]

Selected Titles At Your Library

Glider mail :
ISBN: 0939429004. OCLC Number: 15588597

American Air Mail Society,. .

Locomotive to aeromotive :
ISBN: 9780252093326. OCLC Number: 785781240

University of Illinois Press,. .

The first in-depth look at an influential engineer and aviation pioneer.