Moscow: Gospolitizdat, 1939. Item #352
164 pp.: port. 20x14 cm. In original blue cloth with gilt title, blind stamping of the imprint and embossed image on the front board. Near fine, slightly bumped on the corners and spine, couple of erased pencil markings on endpapers, bookshop’s stamp on p.51.
Twenty five biographies of real Soviet women with photograph portraits. Each story titled with a profession of woman or her famous act, among them are sea captain, pilot, war engineer, master of weaving, kolkhoz worker of Georgia, tractor driver, deputy of Kirghiz people, head of the road, et al. The stories are written by writers like V. Kataev, V. Shklovsky, E. Petrov, Olga Ziv, V. Ardov, M. Shkapskaya, and others.