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Fly Girls

Fly Girls (eBook)

How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds And Made Aviation History

de Keith O'Brien 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
Edição ou reimpressão: agosto de 2018
39,26€
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';Riveting.' People ';Mr. OBrien . . .has recovered a fascinating chapter not just in feminism and aviation but in 20th-century American history.' Wall Street JournalThe untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s and won Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi day events, and cities vied with one another to host them. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully stared death in the face. Well, the men were hailed. Female pilots were more often ridiculed than praised for what the press portrayed as silly efforts to horn in on a manly, and deadly, pursuit. Fly Girls recounts how a cadre of women banded together to break the original glass ceiling: the entrenched prejudice that conspired to keep them out of the sky. 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 divorcee; 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. 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. Like Hidden Figures and Girls of Atomic City, Fly Girls celebrates a little-known slice of history in which tenacious, trail-blazing women braved all obstacles to achieve greatness.

Fly Girls
How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds And Made Aviation History
de Keith O'Brien 
ISBN: 9781328876720 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: Editor: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT Idioma: Inglês Páginas: 368 Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: ePUB i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Guias e Roteiros  >  América do Norte

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