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

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  • 17 of 48 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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8 current holds with 48 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 629.13 OBR (Text) 37521530899949 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Checked out 08/21/2018
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 629.13 O'BRIEN K. (Text) 34706001612052 Aviation Collection Checked out 09/04/2018
Benton Co PL - Fowler 629.13 OBR (Text) 34044000953099 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 09/04/2018
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main 629.13 OBR (Text) 36803001062160 NONFIC Checked out 08/31/2018
Butler PL - Butler 629.13 OBR (Text) 73174005036302 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Colfax-Perry Twp PL 629.13 O'BTI (Text) 74121000093822 Adult Non - Fiction 1st Floor Available -
Covington-Veedersburg PL - Covington 629.13 OBR (Text) 32572000609958 CVBPLC Adult Nonfiction Checked out 08/31/2018
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 629.13 O'Br (Text) 32604000205283 DCTPLD AD New Books In process -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 629.13 OBR (Text) 33187004410888 Nonfiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 629.13 OBRIEN (Text) 32826014156244 New Books Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781328876645
  • ISBN: 1328876640
  • Physical Description: xiv, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"An Eamon Dolan Book."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-327) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
"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.
Subject: Klingensmith, Florence Gunderson, 1904-1933.
Elder, Ruth, 1902-1977.
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937.
Nichols, Ruth, 1901-1960.
Thaden, Louise McPhetridge, 1905-1979.
Bendix Trophy Race (1936)
Airplane racing > United States.
Women air pilots > United States > Biography.
Air shows > United States > History.
Genre: Biographies.

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