Keith O'Brien - Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History

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America’s favorite spectator sport in the 1920s and ‘30s was airplane racing. Men who flew were heroes; women, while allowed to fly, were ridiculed. Of the few hundred women nationwide who took to the skies, five banded together, determined to break into the men-only races and prove they were strong, smart, and “stable” enough to be pilots. O’Brien’s riveting account is at once an adventure, an overlooked chapter in women’s fight for equal rights, and fascinating profiles of five courageous, determined, and very different women, who ranged from a Fargo high-school dropout to a Boston social worker named Amelia Earhart. O’Brien, author of Outside Shot, and a regular contributor to National Public Radio and Politico, was a finalist for the 2017 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing.

 

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Non Fiction
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$28.00
ISBN: 9781328876645
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Published: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - August 7th, 2018

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