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Fly Girls

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

by Keith O'Brien

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2018-08-07
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1328876721
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice * A Time Best Book for Summer Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. While male pilots were lauded as heroes, the few women who dared to fly were more often ridiculed—until a cadre of women pilots banded together to break through the entrenched prejudice. Fly Girls weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout from Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcée; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at her blue blood family’s expectations; and Louise Thaden, the young mother of two who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to fly and race airplanes—and in 1936, one of them would triumph, beating the men in the toughest air race of them all.

Fly Girls Young Readers’ Edition

Fly Girls Young Readers’ Edition
How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History

by Keith O'Brien

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2019-03-05
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1328639894
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From NPR correspondent Keith O’ Brien comes this thrilling Young Readers' edition of the untold story about pioneering women, including Amelia Earhart, who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s—and won. In the years between World War I and World War II, airplane racing was one of the most popular sports in America. Thousands of fans flocked to multiday events, and the pilots who competed in these races were hailed as heroes. Well, the male pilots were hailed. Women who flew planes were often ridiculed by the press, and initially they weren’t invited to race. Yet a group of women were determined to take to the sky—no matter what. With guts and grit, they overcame incredible odds both on the ground and in the air to pursue their dreams of flying and racing planes. Fly Girls follows the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high‐school dropout from North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama housewife; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, a daughter of Wall Street wealth who longed to live a life of her own; and Louise Thaden, 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. Complete with photographs and a glossary, Fly Girls celebrates a little-known slice of history wherein tenacious, trail-blazing women braved all obstacles to achieve greatness.

A Fly Girl's Guide To University

A Fly Girl's Guide To University
Being a Woman of Colour at Cambridge and Other Institutions of Elitism and Power

by Odelia Younge

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-01-29
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9781912565146
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Flight Girls

The Flight Girls
A Book

by Noelle Salazar

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2019-11-14
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0349424977
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A USA TODAY BESTSELLER A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER A WOMAN'S WORLD BEST NEW BOOK 'I read well into the night, unable to stop. The book is unputdownable' Debbie Macomber, New York Times bestselling author Inspired by the real team of female pilots who trained World War II soldiers, a stunning debut novel about friendship and its power to make us soar Audrey Coltrane has always wanted to fly. It's why she implored her father to teach her at the little airfield back home. It's why she signed up to train pilots in Hawaii when the war in Europe began. And it's why she insists she is not interested in any romance, even with the disarming Lieutenant James Hart, who fast becomes a friend as dear as the women she flies with. Then one fateful day, she gets caught in the air over Pearl Harbour just as the bombs begin to fall, and suddenly, nowhere feels safe. Following the devastating attack, Audrey joins the Women's Airforce Service Pilots, hoping to make everything - and everyone - she's lost count for something. The friendships she forms reignite a spark of hope in the face of a war that moves closer to home every day. When James goes missing in action, those bonds help her summon the courage to cross the front lines and give her the faith that they will return home - together. 'The Flight Girls captivated me from the first page and never let go . . . an epic love story, and a powerful tale of courage and sacrifice by the Women Airforce Service Pilots during WWII. A spectacular first novel' Sara Ackerman, author of Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers and The Lieutenant's Nurse 'Unforgettable and beautifully written . . . Salazar masterfully weaves a story of female strength and friendship, with an emotionally resonant epic love story' Jillian Cantor, author of The Lost Letter and In Another Time

When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost

When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost
A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks It Down

by Joan Morgan

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-04-25
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1439127409
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Morgan has given an entire generation of black feminists space and language to center their pleasures alongside their politics.” —Janet Mock, New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness “All that and then some, Chickenheads informs and educates, confronts and charms, raises the bar high by getting down low, and, to steal my favorite Joan Morgan phrase, bounced me out of the room.” —Marlon James, Man Booker Prize–winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings Still fresh, funny, and irreverent after eighteen years, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost gives voice to the most intimate thoughts of the post-Civil Rights, post-feminist, post-soul generation. Joan Morgan offers a provocative and powerful look into the life of the modern black woman: a complex world in which feminists often have not-so-clandestine affairs with the most sexist of men, where women who treasure their independence frequently prefer men who pick up the tab, where the deluge of babymothers and babyfathers reminds black women who long for marriage that traditional nuclear families are a reality for less than forty percent of the population, and where black women are forced to make sense of a world where truth is no longer black and white but subtle, intriguing shades of gray.

Fly Girls

Fly Girls
The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII

by P. O’Connell Pearson

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2018-02-06
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1534404120
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A truly inspiring read.” —Booklist (starred review) “A solid account of women’s contributions as aviators during World War II.” —Kirkus Reviews In the tradition of Hidden Figures, debut author Patricia Pearson offers a beautifully written account of the remarkable but often forgotten group of female fighter pilots who answered their country’s call in its time of need during World War II. At the height of World War II, the US Army Airforce faced a desperate need for skilled pilots—but only men were allowed in military airplanes, even if the expert pilots who were training them to fly were women. Through grit and pure determination, 1,100 of these female pilots—who had to prove their worth time and time again—were finally allowed to ferry planes from factories to bases, to tow targets for live ammunition artillery training, to test repaired planes and new equipment, and more. Though the Women Airforce Service Pilots lived on military bases, trained as military pilots, wore uniforms, marched in review, and sometimes died violently in the line of duty, they were civilian employees and received less pay than men doing the same jobs and no military benefits, not even for burials. Their story is one of patriotism, the power of positive attitudes, the love of flying, and the willingness to serve others with no concern for personal gain.

Thrasher’s Fly Fishing Guide

Thrasher’s Fly Fishing Guide
An Essential Handbook for All Skill Levels

by Susan Thrasher

  • Publisher : Menasha Ridge Press
  • Release : 2020-06-09
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 163404245X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Your Informative (and Entertaining!) Guide to Fly Fishing Fly fishing is a wonderful way to catch fish, and it is much simpler than you might think. More and more people are using this thrilling technique to catch trout, bluegill, sailfish, and more. You can count yourself among them. It just takes the right equipment, a little bit of know-how, and some practice. If you’ve never tried because you heard it’s “too hard,” then you are missing out! In Thrasher’s Fly Fishing Guide, professional fly fisher Susan Thrasher provides an all-in-one resource to get you on the water and fly fishing with success. Inside You’ll Find: Introduction to the basics, including terminology and equipment Discussion of various methods, from dry fly fishing to Euro nymphing Personal stories and anecdotes to entertain and encourage Advanced tips, such as fly fishing from a kayak and understanding various fly line designs Recommendations on lodging, guides, and nearby activities for destination trips Whether you’ve never hooked a fish or have spent your whole life casting a fly to that elusive brown trout, you’ll enjoy Thrasher’s engaging writing style, and you’ll appreciate her step-by-step approach that can take you from “never tried” to “let’s go again tomorrow!”

The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line

The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line
Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II

by Mari K. Eder

  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release : 2021-08-03
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1728230934
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For fans of Radium Girls and history and WWII buffs, The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line takes you inside the lives and experiences of 15 unknown women heroes from the Greatest Generation, the women who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen during WWII—in and out of uniform, for theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come. The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line are the heroes of the Greatest Generation that you hardly ever hear about. These women who did extraordinary things didn't expect thanks and shied away from medals and recognition. Despite their amazing accomplishments, they've gone mostly unheralded and unrewarded. No longer. These are the women of World War II who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen—in and out of uniform. Liane B. Russell fled Austria with nothing and later became a renowned U.S. scientist whose research on the effects of radiation on embryos made a difference to thousands of lives. Gena Turgel was a prisoner who worked in the hospital at Bergen-Belsen and cared for the young Anne Frank, who was dying of typhus. Gena survived and went on to write a memoir and spent her life educating children about the Holocaust. Ida and Louise Cook were British sisters who repeatedly smuggled out jewelry and furs and served as sponsors for refugees, and they also established temporary housing for immigrant families in London. Retired U.S. Army Major General Mari K. Eder wrote this book because she knew their stories needed to be told—and the sooner the better. For theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come.

Falling Into Grace

Falling Into Grace
A Book

by Michelle Stimpson

  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Release : 2015-01-05
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1496703987
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A fantastic spiritual journey.” —Urban Reviews “Michelle Stimpson will have you laughing, crying and relating to each of her vivid, vocal characters.” —AAMBC Book Reviews Camille Robertson had her fifteen minutes of fame in the late ’90s with the sexy R&B girl group Sweet Treats. Now she works as a telemarketer and longs for the past. With her thirtieth birthday around the corner, Camille is determined to break back into the music industry. But her new agent says her only chance is to reinvent herself—as a gospel singer. So Camille joins the nearest mega church, headed by handsome worship leader, Ronald Shepherd. She quickly wows the choir and orchestrates a plan to secretly record herself and make a demo. But when she and Ronald sing a duet, it ignites a spark for them both—and leaves Camille conflicted. She’s just not willing to let go of her dream—even if it means using him to get there. Before long, Camille finds herself betraying the people she cares about most. Can she have love, forgiveness, faith—and fame? “Her spiritual perspective adds depth that has you pondering her characters long after the book is done.” —Tiffany L. Warren, Essence® bestselling author “Michelle Stimpson does a wonderful job of creating characters that are believable and loveable.”—Good Girl Book Club

The Fly Girls

The Fly Girls
A Book

by Bernard Glemser

  • Publisher : Bantam Books
  • Release : 1963
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Daring American Heroes of Flight

Daring American Heroes of Flight
Nine Brave Fliers

by Jennifer Reed

  • Publisher : Enslow Publishing, LLC
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781598450811
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Describes nine of the most notable airplane pilots in history, from the Wright brothers to Amelia Earhart, and includes famous astronauts including Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride.

Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series

Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series
A Book

by J. A. Simpson,E. S. C. Weiner,Michael Proffitt

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN : 0198600275
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the third in a major series of volumes supplementing the Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Volume 3 contains 3,000 new words and meanings from around the English-speaking world, including the UK (Citizen's Charter), North America (affluential, Clintonomics), Australia (beardie), and the West Indies (zouk). A wide variety of subjects is covered, including the sciences (buckyball, nanotechnology, Tourette syndrome), finance (junk bond, negative equity), literary theory (metafiction), computing (freeware, core dump), and sport (basho, lowball).

To Fly Among the Stars: The Hidden Story of the Fight for Women Astronauts (Scholastic Focus)

To Fly Among the Stars: The Hidden Story of the Fight for Women Astronauts (Scholastic Focus)
A Book

by Rebecca Siegel

  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release : 2020-03-03
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1338290177
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A searing look at the birth of America's space program, and the men and women aviators who set its course.

B-Boys, Fly Girls & Horticulture

B-Boys, Fly Girls & Horticulture
A Book

by Paul Hutchinson,Thomas Köhler

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015-11-18
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9783941644823
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ManChaser, OverComing Rejection

ManChaser, OverComing Rejection
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : VBStill
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0578040751
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hummer: Flight to Freedom

Hummer: Flight to Freedom
A Novel

by George Love

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2007-01-26
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0595857000
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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2032-LeAnn Bethany "Beth" Connors, appears to be a normal, twelve-year-old girl. But on the inside, Beth is a special child, an accidental mutant with incredible intelligence, amazing strength, and a gift that allows her to communicate with machines. She loves karate, soccer, music, and hanging out with her friends. But more than anything, Beth wants to be free after years of isolation and captivity in Arizona. After other mutated children suffer heart conditions from a defective gene, Beth's superior knowledge is called upon to help save their lives. Years of testing and training have gone into developing these children into the next generation of humans, but an errant pilot stumbles upon the testing area and is killed by one of the more aggressive mutants. Her captors-the same scientists who trained her to kill, heal, and operate almost every piece of military hardware our country has to offer-have been ordered to terminate Beth and all others like her. But Beth's amazing abilities allow her to escape in a specially designed Hummer outfitted with the latest in technology. Beth searches for others like her in order to save lives and eventually finds a community of people who understand her-through them she finds friendship and acceptance. But when Beth learns her former captors want to destroy this species of humans, she must use everything she has learned to survive.

Fly Girls

Fly Girls
Three Biographies of Female Aviation Pioneers: Stories of Bessie Coleman, Dr Ola Brown (nee Orekunrin), and Kimberly Anyadike

by Amanda Epe

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-03-04
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9781838302511
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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FLY GIRLS a chapter book for early readers aged 7 plus, celebrating three female aviation pioneers: Bessie Coleman, Dr Ola Brown, and Kimberly Anyadike aims to inspire girls to be active, adventurous, and to have aspirations.

American Experience

American Experience
The Fly Girls

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Coming of Age in U.S. High Schools

Coming of Age in U.S. High Schools
Economic, Kinship, Religious, and Political Crosscurrents

by Annette B. Hemmings

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2004-05-20
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 1135621209
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Coming of Age in U.S. High Schools: Economic, Kinship, Religious, and Political Crosscurrents takes readers into the lives of urban and suburban adolescents for a close-up look at how they navigate the conflicting discourses and disciplinary practices of American cultural crosscurrents that flow through economic, kinship, religious, and political domains of American life. The book is distinctive in how it combines classic anthropological theory and contemporary post-anthropological perspectives into an innovative framework for understanding adolescent coming of age processes in U.S. public high schools. Coming of age is conceived as a dual process of community integration and identity formation. In this expansive multi-site ethnography of high school students representing diverse racial, ethnic, social class, gender, and sexual backgrounds, coming of age is described and analyzed as it unfolded in the classrooms and corridors of three high schools: a racially desegregated urban school; a suburban school serving middle class students; and a school with a majority of Black youth living in impoverished inner-city neighborhoods. The study goes well beyond issues of academic achievement to recognize and explore the function of U.S. high schools in smoothing adolescent transitions into the multiple domains of American life. Graduating seniors in the final analyses are heralded as absorbers of traditions, barometers of trends, and harbingers of change. Of interest to a broad range of researchers, teachers, and educational policymakers, this book is particularly relevant for scholars, faculty, and graduate students in social foundations of education, educational anthropology, secondary teacher education, qualitative educational research, and related fields.

The MLJ Companion

The MLJ Companion
The complete history of the Archie Comics super-heroes

by Jon B. Cooke,Paul Castiglia,Rik Offenberger

  • Publisher : TwoMorrows Publishing
  • Release : 2016-09-27
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1605490679
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE MLJ COMPANION documents the complete history of Archie Comics’ super-hero characters known as the “Mighty Crusaders”—The Shield, Black Hood, Steel Sterling, Hangman, Mr. Justice, The Fly, and many others. It features in-depth examinations of each era of the characters’ extensive history: The Golden Age (beginning with the Shield, the first patriotic super-hero, who pre-dated Captain America by a full year), the Silver Age (spotlighting those offbeat, campy Mighty Comics issues, and The Fly and Jaguar), the Bronze Age (with the Red Circle line, and the !mpact imprint published by DC Comics), up to the Modern Age, with its Dark Circle imprint (featuring such fan-favorites series as “The Fox” by Mark Waid and Dean Haspiel). Plus: Learn what “MLJ” stands for! Uncover such rarities as the Mighty Crusaders board game, and the Shadow’s short-lived career as a spandex-clad superhero! Discover the ill-fated Spectrum line of comics, that was abruptly halted due to its violent content! See where the super-heroes crossed over into Archie, Betty, and Veronica’s world! And read interviews with Irv Novick, Dick Ayers, Rich Buckler, Bill DuBay, Steve Englehart, Jim Valentino, Jimmy Palmiotti, Kelly Jones, Michael Uslan, and others who chronicled the Mighty Crusaders’ exploits from the 1940s to today! By Rik Offenberger, Paul Castiglia, and Jon B. Cooke,with a cover by Rich Buckler and Joe Rubinstein. INCLUDES 60 FULL-COLOR PAGES OF KEY MLJ STORIES!