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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 -

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  • ISBN: 1328876640 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781328876645 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xiv, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.

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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.
Target Audience Note:
910L Lexile
Subject: Airplane racing United States
Air shows United States History
Women air pilots United States Biography
Bendix Trophy Race (1936)
Thaden, Louise McPhetridge 1905-1979
Nichols, Ruth 1901-1960
Earhart, Amelia 1897-1937
Elder, Ruth 1902-1977
Klingensmith, Florence Gunderson 1904-1933
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