Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history
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|Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity||629.130 O'BR 2018 (Text)||31001101724665||Adult Non Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 1328876640 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 9781328876645 (hardcover)
xiv, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
- Copyright: ©2018
|General Note:||"An Eamon Dolan book."|
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-327) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Introduction -- Part 1. Miracle of Wichita ; Devotedly, Ruth ; Real and natural, every inch ; The fortune of the air ; The fairest of the brave and the bravest of the fair ; Flying salesgirls ; The right sort of girl -- Part 2. City of destiny ; If this is to be a derby ; There is only one Cleveland ; Good eggs ; Mr. Putnam and me ; Law of fate ; Give a girl credit ; Grudge flight -- Part 3. Spetakkel ; All things being equal ; That's what I think of wives flying ; They'll be in our hair ; Playing hunches ; A woman couldn't win ; Top of the hill.|
|Summary, etc.:||"Keith O'Brien weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout who worked for a dry cleaner in Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama housewife; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at the constraints of her blue blood family's expectations; and Louise Thaden, the mother of two young kids who got her start selling coal in Wichita, Kansas. Together they fought for the chance to race against the men--and in 1936 one of them would triumph in the toughest race of all."--Dust jacket flap.|