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  • O'Brien, Keith, 1973- author.
     
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  • Klingensmith, Florence Gunderson, 1904-1933.
     
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  • Elder, Ruth, 1902-1977.
     
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  • Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937.
     
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  • Nichols, Ruth, 1901-1960.
     
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  • Thaden, Louise McPhetridge, 1905-1979.
     
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  • Bendix Trophy Race (1936)
     
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  • Airplane racing -- United States.
     
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  • Women air pilots -- United States -- Biography.
     
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  • Air shows -- United States -- History.
     
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    Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history / Keith O'Brien.
    by O'Brien, Keith, 1973- author.
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    Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. 2018.
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  • Klingensmith, Florence Gunderson, 1904-1933.
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  • Elder, Ruth, 1902-1977.
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  • Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937.
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  • Nichols, Ruth, 1901-1960.
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  • Thaden, Louise McPhetridge, 1905-1979.
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  • Bendix Trophy Race (1936)
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  • Airplane racing -- United States.
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  • Women air pilots -- United States -- Biography.
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  • Air shows -- United States -- History.
  • ISBN: 
    9781328876645
    1328876640
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    Description: 
    xiv, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
    Summary: 
    "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.
    Contents: 
    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.
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    "An Eamon Dolan Book."
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