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Author O'Brien, Keith, 1973- author.

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

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
©2018

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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    629.1309 OBR    Available
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction    629.13 OBR    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    629.13 OBR    Staff Reported Missing
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  629.13 OBR    Available
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1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description xiv, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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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.
Note "An Eamon Dolan Book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-327) and index.
Contents 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.
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)
Airplane racing -- United States.
Women air pilots -- United States -- Biography.
Air shows -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9781328876645 (hardcover)
1328876640 (hardcover)

 
    
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