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Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history

O'Brien, Keith, 1973-, author.

Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.

xiv, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.

"High adventure and high ideals merge when a corps of intrepid female aviators battle to take part in the hugely popular air shows of the 1920s and 1930s. Ultimately, one of our heroines would win a race that earned her the right to be called America's best pilot"-- Provided by publisher.

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ISBN:

978-1-32859279-8 (pbk) hc

ISBN:

978-1-32887664-5 hc

Author:

O'Brien, Keith, 1973-, author.

Title:

Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history / Keith O'Brien.

Physical:

xiv, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.

ContentType:

text txt rdacontent.

MediaType:

unmediated n rdamedia.

CarrierType:

volume nc rdacarrier.

Notes:

"An Eamon Dolan Book.".

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-327) and index.

Summary:

"High adventure and high ideals merge when a corps of intrepid female aviators battle to take part in the hugely popular air shows of the 1920s and 1930s. Ultimately, one of our heroines would win a race that earned her the right to be called America's best pilot"-- Provided by publisher.

Summary:

"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.

Subject:

Klingensmith, Florence Gunderson,--1904-1933.

Subject:

Elder, Ruth,--1902-1977.

Subject:

Earhart, Amelia,--1897-1937.

Subject:

Nichols, Ruth,--1901-1960.

Subject:

Thaden, Louise McPhetridge,--1905-1979.

Subject:

Bendix Trophy Race :--(1936)

Subject:

Airplane racing--United States.

Subject:

Women air pilots--United States--Biography.

Subject:

Air shows--United States--History.

Subject:

Women air pilots--United States--Biography.

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