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

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  • 16 of 20 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Terrace Public Library.

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Terrace Public Library 629.13 OBR (Text) 35151001072131 Adult Non-fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

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

Content descriptions

General Note:
"An Eamon Dolan Book."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- The 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.
Subject: Klingensmith, Florence Gunderson, 1904-1933.
Elder, Ruth, 1902-1977.
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937.
Nichols, Ruth, 1901-1960.
Thaden, Louise McPhetridge, 1905-1979.
Bendix Trophy Race (1936)
Women air pilots > United States > Biography.
Air shows > United States > History.
Genre: Biographies.

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