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

Book Book (2018.)
Description: 352 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
6 of 21 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
0 of 1 copy available at Gloucester.
3 current holds with 21 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult New Books New 629.13/O'Brien (Text to Phone) In transit -

  • ISBN: 1328876640 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781328876645 (hardcover)
General Note: "An Eamon Dolan Book."
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Miracle of Wichita -- Devotedly, Ruth -- Real and natural, every inch -- Fortune of the air -- Bravest of the fair, fairest of the brave -- Flying salesgirls -- 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 -- Top of the hill.
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"--
Citation: O'Brien, Keith. "Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history." Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.

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