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Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History I have to admit I wasexcited about this book than I have been about any in a very long time Flying is my thing I was lucky enough to be part of a flight crew during my time in the Air Force And growing up int he 1970s I thought I wanted to be a flight attendant because I thought that was my only flight option as a girl I was always fascinated with journeying the skies and traveling the world So, these women are true personal heroes to me.And it was a fun read which I enjoyed quite I have to admit I wasexcited about this book than I have been about any in a very long time Flying is my thing I was lucky enough to be part of a flight crew during my time in the Air Force And growing up int he 1970s I thought I wanted to be a flight attendant because I thought that was my only flight option as a girl I was always fascinated with journeying the skies and traveling the world So, these women are true personal heroes to me.And it was a fun read which I enjoyed quite a lot But after reading Night Witches this one just doesn t quite compare That one has the benefit of being about women who were flying for their military, during war, and on missions that were extremely dangerous And although I still look at the women in this one as heroic it wasn t quite the same If you are interested in early feminists, ground breakers, military history read Night Witches and then please tell me which of the two books you liked I enjoyed reading this book about five women pioneers of aviation They are as follows Louise McPhetridge Thaden 1905 1979 first female to win the Bendix Trophy Ruth Rowland Nichols 1901 1960 held simultaneous world records for speed, altitude and distance Ruth Elder 1902 1977 was an actress Elder held many speed and distance records Florence Klingensmith 1904 1933 was the first women to have a pilot s license in North Dakota She did lots of racing derbies and set speed records Am I enjoyed reading this book about five women pioneers of aviation They are as follows Louise McPhetridge Thaden 1905 1979 first female to win the Bendix Trophy Ruth Rowland Nichols 1901 1960 held simultaneous world records for speed, altitude and distance Ruth Elder 1902 1977 was an actress Elder held many speed and distance records Florence Klingensmith 1904 1933 was the first women to have a pilot s license in North Dakota She did lots of racing derbies and set speed records Amelia Earhart 1897 1937 Earhart is the most well known of the early aviators She was first women to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and the first women to fly from Oakland to Hawaii in 1935 She set many records in her career All these women were founding members of the Ninety Nines, an international organization of women pilots formed in 1929 by ninety nine women Earhart was the first president.I have met a number of these early women aviators and have an interest in flying I was taught to fly a piper cub by Pancho Barnes 1901 1975 in Muroc, CA in the late 1940s Pancho was also a founding member of the Ninety nines Pancho started setting records in the 1920s I have read a few stories about these women, but, unfortunately, there is not much available I am so glad that Keith O Brien wrote this book about these five pioneers of aviation O Brien created lots of suspense about flying, but I wished he had been able to bring these women to lifevividly The book is packed with information about the early days of flying and the records these women broke I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible The book is just over twelve hours Erin Bennett does a good job narrating the book Bennett is an actress, voice over artist and award winning audiobook narrator Bennett has won multiple Earphone Awards The Untold Story Of Five Women Who Fought To Compete Against Men In The High Stakes National Air Races Of The S And S And Won Between The World Wars, No Sport Was Popular, Or 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 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 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their dream of flight Update 12 4 18 I enjoyed this book so much that I recommended it to my husband One of his heroes is Amelia Earhart, so, I had a strong inkling that he would enjoy it This is what he said, I think it is a really well written book about the struggles groups of society face when trying to pursue their ambition I felt truly bereft when the book ended What a thrilling ride It was amazing to learn of the obstacles these intrepid and persistent aviators overcame to achieve their dream of flight Update 12 4 18 I enjoyed this book so much that I recommended it to my husband One of his heroes is Amelia Earhart, so, I had a strong inkling that he would enjoy it This is what he said, I think it is a really well written book about the struggles groups of society face when trying to pursue their ambitions In spite of tremendous discrimination, these women prevailed, and provided a beacon of hope for other women Simon Gibson.Update 12 7 18 I swear this is my final edit My husband, Simon Gibson, doesn t have his own GR account asked if I would add the following to my review I agreed Here is what he wrote This book is a valuable historic aviation book, that tracks the endeavors and struggles of women aviators competing against men It highlights the discrimination that, sadly, is still an issue today.In my mind, the important characteristics of good aviators, has nothing to do with gender, but everything to do with the person s aptitude The book serves as an encouragement to those who are facing similar discrimination I was recently reading some similar aviation history from the UK There, female aviators also had to struggle to get recognition However, they were an important part of the war effort in the ATA Air Transport Auxilliary ferrying airplanes to their designated airfields, often flying planes that had just been built and encountered mishaps due to untested, or unchecked items Thoroughly enjoyed and recommend this book Simon Gibson I liked reading this colorful, engrossing account of the early women aviators Amelia Earhart is the only one of them who is still remembered They often clashed with the men aviators Having worked in the aerospace industry, I liked their different stories of flying and airplanes One thing standing out was how dangerous and risky the occupation was The writing is easy to follow, and the author s use of details brings the story and characters alive for me I like a change of pace in my reading I liked reading this colorful, engrossing account of the early women aviators Amelia Earhart is the only one of them who is still remembered They often clashed with the men aviators Having worked in the aerospace industry, I liked their different stories of flying and airplanes One thing standing out was how dangerous and risky the occupation was The writing is easy to follow, and the author s use of details brings the story and characters alive for me I like a change of pace in my reading selections like this title provided me I was so looking forward to this book, which makes the disappointment I feel after reading it even greater I ve always found the stories of the early female pilots fascinating, and was hoping that a book that focused on them collectively would help me get to know them evenand maybe even in a new light No such luck Perhaps the book would be better titled Basic Info About the Fly Girls You Could Get Anywhere and More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About the Men Behind the Scenes Because th I was so looking forward to this book, which makes the disappointment I feel after reading it even greater I ve always found the stories of the early female pilots fascinating, and was hoping that a book that focused on them collectively would help me get to know them evenand maybe even in a new light No such luck Perhaps the book would be better titled Basic Info About the Fly Girls You Could Get Anywhere and More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About the Men Behind the Scenes Because there is WAY too much information about the men behind the scenes When whole chapters are devoted to these men, or far too many chapters start off with info about them rather than the women who are supposed to be the focus of this book, it becomes awfully difficult to understand why the author and publisher decided to market it as a book about the female pilots During World Wars I and II, aviation advanced at a record pace, from sheer necessity Between the wars, aviation was left to the daredevils who barnstormed and raced and showed off Among those daredevils were several women, yes, Amelia Earhart for one, but a few you may not have heard of Ruth Elder, Ruth Nichols, Florence Klingensmith, and Louise Thaden There were others, but Keith O Brien focuses on these five in Fly Girls as the most interesting, and the ones who stuck it out the longest During World Wars I and II, aviation advanced at a record pace, from sheer necessity Between the wars, aviation was left to the daredevils who barnstormed and raced and showed off Among those daredevils were several women, yes, Amelia Earhart for one, but a few you may not have heard of Ruth Elder, Ruth Nichols, Florence Klingensmith, and Louise Thaden There were others, but Keith O Brien focuses on these five in Fly Girls as the most interesting, and the ones who stuck it out the longest As the saying goes There are bold pilots and there are old pilots, but there are no old bold pilots When Charles Lindbergh flew to Paris in 1927, he did it for the prize money as much as for the challenge Most of the aviators in those days were competing for prize money of some sort Races were held all the time, because they drew huge crowds, and the annual cross country Powder Puff Derby is one of the oldest and longest running, still held every year for women fliers Pushing limits for speed, endurance, and distance brought huge payouts even if the risks were all too real Many aviators, men and women, died in horrific crashes while competing for glory and cash.Exciting and well researched, Fly Girls fills in a few blanks in the history of aviation in the 1920s and 1930s Thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Edelweiss for a digital review copy This book sheds light on the unsung contributions made by women pilots to aviation between 1927 and 1937, a time often referred to as the Golden Age of Aviation Its focus is on 5 women aviators of the 1920s and 1930s i.e., Louise Thaden, Florence Klingensmith, Ruth Elder, Amelia Earhart, and Ruth Nichols, whose pilot license was signed by Orville Wright himself and their struggles to gain acceptance and respect in the field of aviation Aviation in its early days was consideredof a man This book sheds light on the unsung contributions made by women pilots to aviation between 1927 and 1937, a time often referred to as the Golden Age of Aviation Its focus is on 5 women aviators of the 1920s and 1930s i.e., Louise Thaden, Florence Klingensmith, Ruth Elder, Amelia Earhart, and Ruth Nichols, whose pilot license was signed by Orville Wright himself and their struggles to gain acceptance and respect in the field of aviation Aviation in its early days was consideredof a man s sport and women were discouraged from being a part of it But these women many of whom proved to be extraordinary fliers in their own right were made of sterner stuff These 5 women persisted and some of them paid the ultimate price for that The only quibble I have with this book is the author s frequent use of the word airship in place of airplane By common understanding in the aviation industry, airship refers to a dirigible , a lighter than air machine For that reason, I ve taken a star away from what otherwise would have been a 5 star rating I really enjoyed this book about the world of flying during the 1920 s and 30 s in America and how women pilots were at such a disadvantage compared to the men Flying really grew during that period, with so manypilots being licensed and planes being built than before Mostly male pilots, but certainlyfemales too The book took a look mostly at 5 women pilots, such as Amelia Earhart and others you aren t as likely to know but are just as interesting once you get to know them Flying I really enjoyed this book about the world of flying during the 1920 s and 30 s in America and how women pilots were at such a disadvantage compared to the men Flying really grew during that period, with so manypilots being licensed and planes being built than before Mostly male pilots, but certainlyfemales too The book took a look mostly at 5 women pilots, such as Amelia Earhart and others you aren t as likely to know but are just as interesting once you get to know them Flying back then was quite dangerous for both sexes with lots of mishaps being common, even for the most careful pilots It made for an exciting read, for sure These brave ladies set many records and I really loved learning about them The book focuses mainly on these five ladies though it tells about others Ruth Elder, Florence Klingensmith, Amelia Earhart, Ruth Nichols, and Louise Thaden I had a friend here in Georgia who flew his own planes but sadly was killed in a crash a few years back My aunt also flew for quite a few years and just loved it I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the subject My thanks for the advance digital copy that was provided by Netgalley, authors Keith O Brien Eamon Dolan, and the publisher for my fair review Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pub Aug 7th, 2018 4 heroic starsThis was a story of five brave women who decided that they werethan capable to compete in the man s world of airplane races Meet the Fly Girls How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation HistoryFlorence Klingensmith, Ruth Elder, Amelia Earhart, Ruth Nichols, and Louise Thaden were, some would say, people born before their time However, most of us would say these women were the stuff of dreams, of a life fulfilled by the joy of stepping out into a place where wo 4 heroic starsThis was a story of five brave women who decided that they werethan capable to compete in the man s world of airplane races Meet the Fly Girls How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation HistoryFlorence Klingensmith, Ruth Elder, Amelia Earhart, Ruth Nichols, and Louise Thaden were, some would say, people born before their time However, most of us would say these women were the stuff of dreams, of a life fulfilled by the joy of stepping out into a place where women dared not to tread, of blazing a trail so big and wide that today we think nothing of women pilots, women flying military jets, and women in of all things outer space These five women came from such varied backgrounds, some not well educated, some from families of wealth and some from families that had nothing One was a married mother of two, one a divorcee, one married to George Putnam, who would later go onto fame and disappearing without a trace in the Pacific, giving rise to many theories as to her death and disappearance.These women shared a passion, that of flying, that of competing with men They all shared the idea that women were just as good as their male counterparts, although many of that time felt differently They risked life and limb to prove that point to show the world what they and all women were made of They were tough, they were resilient, and they followed their dream, some even to their death.I very much enjoyed this story as the author delved not only into their lives but also into what made their characters strong and courageous They knew the risks and they embraced them happier in the sky, happier in beating the men, happier in their ability to be exactly what they wanted to be They were and are true trail blazers, who followed their paths and in doing so opened up to the women of today countless opportunities We owe them an enormous debt of gratitude and know today that their efforts were not in vain.Thank you to Keith O Brien, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Edelweiss for a copy of this truly inspiring story.My reviews can be seen here

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