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Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history

O'Brien, Keith 1973- (author.). Bennett, Erin, (narrator.).

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library CD TALKING BOOK 920 OBR (Text) 33500012794145 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library CD TALKING BOOK 920 OBR (Text) 33500012794152 Main Checked out 12/17/2019
Hallock Public Library BOOK-ON-CD 920 OBR (Text) 35500005597487 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1684412587
  • ISBN: 9781684412587
  • Physical Description: 10 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
    sound disc
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [Minneapolis, MN] : HighBridge Audio, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note: Compact discs.
Title from container.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Erin Bennett.
Summary, etc.: Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who stared death in the face. Female pilots were more often ridiculed than praised. This audiobook recounts how five women banded together to break the original glass ceiling. They fought for the chance to race against the men, and in 1936, one of them would triumph in the toughest race of all.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews - Audio And Video Online Reviews 1991-2018
    A fascinating history with a focus on five women from the golden age of aviation. From 1927 to 1937, air racing was a wildly popular sport, and records of speed, distance, and height were waiting to be set and broken. Only Amelia Earhart is remembered today because of her disappearance while on a flight around the world. But during their time, the women profiled were widely known and celebrated. From varied backgrounds, they often competed against each other but bonded and supported each other as well, and all struggled with the limits of male expectations. O'Brien's research provides individual backgrounds on the women as well as some of the men who assisted and thwarted them. Bennett's narration grounds us in the history and the frequently death-defying experiences of these women. Her pacing and tone are well matched to the events and make for an entertaining and informative listen. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Women air pilots United States Biography
Air shows United States History
Air shows
Women air pilots
United States
TRANSPORTATION / Aviation / History
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
HISTORY / United States / General
HISTORY / General
TRANSPORTATION / Aviation / General
Genre: History.
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