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The Resource Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history, Keith O'Brien

Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history, Keith O'Brien

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Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history
Title
Fly girls
Title remainder
how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history
Statement of responsibility
Keith O'Brien
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Additional physical form
Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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MdPfRBL
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1973-
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O'Brien, Keith.
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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PerformerNote
Narrated by Erin Bennett
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  • Bennett, Erin
  • HighBridge Audio (Firm)
  • Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Klingensmith, Florence Gunderson
  • Elder, Ruth
  • Earhart, Amelia
  • Nichols, Ruth
  • Thaden, Louise McPhetridge
  • Bendix Trophy Race
  • Airplane racing
  • Women air pilots
  • Air shows
  • Biography
  • Audiobooks
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history, Keith O'Brien
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http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4207085
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  • Title from title screen
  • Downloadable audio file
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unknown
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digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 13 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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not applicable
Isbn
9781684412594
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not applicable
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unknown
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Media category
  • computer
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • s
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
Z100133009
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (MdPfRBL)rbdZ100133009
  • (OCoLC)1048886865
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
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Label
Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history, Keith O'Brien
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4207085
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from title screen
  • Downloadable audio file
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 13 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781684412594
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • s
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
Z100133009
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (MdPfRBL)rbdZ100133009
  • (OCoLC)1048886865
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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