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Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History

Author: Keith O'Brien.

Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History

Author: Keith O'Brien.

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Item #: D40747
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: Mariner
ISBN: 9781328592798
Between the world wars, no sport was more popular or more dangerous than airplane racing. While male pilots were lauded as heroes, the few women who dared to fly were more often ridiculed—until a cadre of women pilots banded together to break through the entrenched prejudice. Here Keith O'Brien introduces Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout fr... More
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Between the world wars, no sport was more popular or more dangerous than airplane racing. While male pilots were lauded as heroes, the few women who dared to fly were more often ridiculed—until a cadre of women pilots banded together to break through the entrenched prejudice. Here Keith O'Brien introduces Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout from Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcée; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, a rebel from a blue blood family; and Louise Thaden, the young mother from Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to fly and race airplanes—and in 1936, one of them would triumph, beating the men in the toughest air race of them all.


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