FLY GIRLS by Keith O’Brien

Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History by Keith O’Brien, No. 1 bestselling book of New York Times Best Sellers. The story of five trailblazing women who together broke the glass ceiling in aviation. For more New York Times Best Seller of Sports best sellers, see New York Times Best Seller of Sports

Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History

by: Keith O’Brien
No. 1 Best Seller on Thursday, September 6, 2018.
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“Exhilarating.” —New York Times Book Review

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“Keith O’Brien has brought these women—mostly long-hidden and forgotten—back into the light where they belong. And he’s done it with grace, sensitivity and a cinematic eye for detail that makes Fly Girls both exhilarating and heartbreaking.” —USA Today

The 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.

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3. Ballantine BUNDLE, Our Social World, Second Edition + Newman, Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life Readings, Seventh Edition

by: Jeanne H. BallantineKeith A. RobertsDavid M. NewmanJodi O′Brien
Release date: Jun 15, 2009
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The Second Edition of Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology is truly a coherent essay that inspires students to develop their sociological imaginations, to see the world and personal events from a new perspective, and to confront sociological issues on a day-to-day basis. This innovative and engaging text introduces the discipline of sociology to the contemporary student and provides an integrated, comprehensible framework from which to view the world. In each chapter, authors Jeanne H. Ballantine and Keith A. Roberts provide an organizing theme that is not exclusively tied to one theoretical paradigm to help students see relationships between topics.
Our Social World, Second Edition presents the perspective of students living in the larger global world.

The Seventh Edition of David Newman′s Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life invites students to delve into the fascinating world of sociological thought. Encouraging students to think more about how sociology applies to their everyday lives, this edition features updated coverage and fresh examples, including revamped micro-macro connections to help students understand the link between individual lives and the structure of society.

4. Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology + Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Readings, Seventh Edition

by: Jeanne H. BallantineKeith A. RobertsDavid M. NewmanJodi O′Brien
Release date: Dec 29, 2006
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Order this discounted bundle and save your students money – while sparking classroom discussion.

The Second Edition of Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology is truly a coherent essay that inspires students to develop their sociological imaginations, to see the world and personal events from a new perspective, and to confront sociological issues on a day-to-day basis. This innovative and engaging text introduces the discipline of sociology to the contemporary student and provides an integrated, comprehensible framework from which to view the world. In each chapter, authors Jeanne H. Ballantine and Keith A. Roberts provide an organizing theme that is not exclusively tied to one theoretical paradigm to help students see relationships between topics. Our Social World, Second Edition presents the perspective of students living in the larger global world.

Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Readings, Seventh Edition companion anthology provides provocative, eye-opening examples of the practice of sociology in a well-edited, well-designed, and affordable reader format. It includes short articles, chapters, and excerpts that examine common everyday experiences, important social issues, and distinct historical events that illustrate the relationship between the individual and society.

7. Ballantine BUNDLE, Our Social World, Second Edition + Newman, Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life Readings, Seventh Edition

by: Jeanne H. BallantineKeith A. RobertsDavid M. NewmanJodi O′Brien
Release date: Jun 15, 2009
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Read Review
Order this discounted bundle and save your students money – while sparking classroom discussion.

The Second Edition of Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology is truly a coherent essay that inspires students to develop their sociological imaginations, to see the world and personal events from a new perspective, and to confront sociological issues on a day-to-day basis. This innovative and engaging text introduces the discipline of sociology to the contemporary student and provides an integrated, comprehensible framework from which to view the world. In each chapter, authors Jeanne H. Ballantine and Keith A. Roberts provide an organizing theme that is not exclusively tied to one theoretical paradigm to help students see relationships between topics.
Our Social World, Second Edition presents the perspective of students living in the larger global world.

The Seventh Edition of David Newman′s Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life invites students to delve into the fascinating world of sociological thought. Encouraging students to think more about how sociology applies to their everyday lives, this edition features updated coverage and fresh examples, including revamped micro-macro connections to help students understand the link between individual lives and the structure of society.

8. Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology + Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Readings, Seventh Edition

by: Jeanne H. BallantineKeith A. RobertsDavid M. NewmanJodi O′Brien
Release date: Dec 29, 2006
Find in Library
Read Review
Order this discounted bundle and save your students money – while sparking classroom discussion.

The Second Edition of Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology is truly a coherent essay that inspires students to develop their sociological imaginations, to see the world and personal events from a new perspective, and to confront sociological issues on a day-to-day basis. This innovative and engaging text introduces the discipline of sociology to the contemporary student and provides an integrated, comprehensible framework from which to view the world. In each chapter, authors Jeanne H. Ballantine and Keith A. Roberts provide an organizing theme that is not exclusively tied to one theoretical paradigm to help students see relationships between topics. Our Social World, Second Edition presents the perspective of students living in the larger global world.

Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Readings, Seventh Edition companion anthology provides provocative, eye-opening examples of the practice of sociology in a well-edited, well-designed, and affordable reader format. It includes short articles, chapters, and excerpts that examine common everyday experiences, important social issues, and distinct historical events that illustrate the relationship between the individual and society.

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