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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
Title variation
Fly girls
Title variation remainder
how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
An award-winning journalist traces the lesser-known story of five women, including Amelia Earhart, who successfully fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10685284
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Brien, Keith
Dewey number
629.13092/520973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL539
LC item number
.F549 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Klingensmith, Florence Gunderson
  • Elder, Ruth
  • Earhart, Amelia
  • Nichols, Ruth
  • Thaden, Louise McPhetridge
  • Bendix Trophy Race
  • Airplane racing
  • Women air pilots
  • Air shows
  • Air shows
  • Women air pilots
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history
Label
Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history, Keith O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An Eamon Dolan Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [270]-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: 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 -- Part Two: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 -- Part Three: 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
Control code
21433902
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781328876645
Lccn
2017058447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1014441161
Label
Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history, Keith O'Brien
Publication
Note
"An Eamon Dolan Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [270]-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: 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 -- Part Two: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 -- Part Three: 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
Control code
21433902
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781328876645
Lccn
2017058447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1014441161

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