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The Resource Fly Girls : How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History/, Keith O'Brien, (electronic resource)

Fly Girls : How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History/, Keith O'Brien, (electronic resource)

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Fly Girls : How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History/
Title
Fly Girls
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How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History/
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Keith O'Brien
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Language
eng
Summary
The untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s ? and won. Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi?day events, and cities vied with one another to host them. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully stared death in the face. Well, the men were hailed. Female pilots were more often ridiculed than praised for what the press portrayed as silly efforts to horn in on a manly, and deadly, pursuit. Fly Girls recounts how a cadre of women banded together to break the original glass ceiling: the entrenched prejudice that conspired to keep them out of the sky. 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 divorcee; 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. 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
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1973-
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O'Brien, Keith
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Women air pilots
  • Air shows
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Fly Girls : How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History/, Keith O'Brien, (electronic resource)
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Contents
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
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unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 368 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781328876720
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q8tra89
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(MnSpTMCL)q8tra89
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Label
Fly Girls : How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History/, Keith O'Brien, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Contents
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 368 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781328876720
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
q8tra89
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)q8tra89
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 38.1 MB)

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