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  • FLY GIRLS: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History. by O'Brien, Keith.
    O'Brien, Keith.
    FLY GIRLS: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s Ñ and won - a book which "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 divorcee; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at the constraints of her blue-blood familyÕs expectations; and Louise Thaden, the mother of two young kids who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to race against…

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    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s Ñ and won - a book which "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 divorcee; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at the constraints of her blue-blood familyÕs expectations; and Louise Thaden, the mother of two young kids who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to race against the men Ñ and in 1936 one of them would triumph in the toughest race of all." Photographs. Extensive notes, index. xiv, 358 pp. ISBN: 978-1328876645.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 85982
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