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Fly Girls

How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History by O'Brien, Keith Code: 55844 Format: Paperback / 384 pages Publication date: 05/03/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days Price: AU $24.77
A New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * A Time Best Book for Summer 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. Fly Girls weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout from Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorc e; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at her blue blood family's expectations; and Louise Thaden, the young mother of two who got her start selling coal in 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.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
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Publication date: 05/03/2019
Country of publication: UNITED STATES
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 203mm X 135mm
Code: 55844