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The Resource Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history, Keith O'Brien

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

Label
Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history
Title
Fly girls
Title remainder
how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history
Statement of responsibility
Keith O'Brien
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1973-
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O'Brien, Keith
Dewey number
629.13092/520973
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL539
LC item number
.O27 2018b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women air pilots
  • Air shows
  • Air shows
  • Large type books
  • Women air pilots
  • United States
Label
Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history, Keith O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Miracle of Wichita -- Devotedly, Ruth -- Real and natural, every inch -- Fortune of the air -- Fairest of the brave and the bravest of the fair -- Flying salesgirls -- 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 -- Top of the hill
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
589 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432855840
Lccn
2018033989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1047576775
Label
Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history, Keith O'Brien
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Miracle of Wichita -- Devotedly, Ruth -- Real and natural, every inch -- Fortune of the air -- Fairest of the brave and the bravest of the fair -- Flying salesgirls -- 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 -- Top of the hill
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
589 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432855840
Lccn
2018033989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1047576775

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