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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
  • "High adventure and high ideals merge when a corps of intrepid female aviators battle to take part in the hugely popular air shows of the 1920s and 1930s. Ultimately, one of our heroines would win a race that earned her the right to be called America's best pilot"--
  • "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
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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
Index
index present
LC call number
TL539
LC item number
.F549 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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
Label
Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history, Keith O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
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
Control code
on1014441161
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
Copyright
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
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
Control code
on1014441161
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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