The Roaring Twenty The First Cross Country Air Race for Women Adventure excitement and fearlessness take wing in the dramatic true story of the twenty aviatrixes who set off on the first Women s Cross Country Air Derby Readers will thrill to the feats of the r

  • Title: The Roaring Twenty: The First Cross-Country Air Race for Women
  • Author: Margaret Whitman Blair
  • ISBN: 9780792253891
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Adventure, excitement, and fearlessness take wing in the dramatic true story of the twenty aviatrixes who set off on the first Women s Cross Country Air Derby Readers will thrill to the feats of the roaring twenty, the daredevil pilots who pioneered women s aviation in this 2800 mile race from Santa Monica, California, to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1929.This cross country odysAdventure, excitement, and fearlessness take wing in the dramatic true story of the twenty aviatrixes who set off on the first Women s Cross Country Air Derby Readers will thrill to the feats of the roaring twenty, the daredevil pilots who pioneered women s aviation in this 2800 mile race from Santa Monica, California, to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1929.This cross country odyssey was the first of its kind nine days of grueling endurance that was dismissively dubbed the Powder Puff Derby by the press Yet the American public was captivated.The nation already knew and loved Amelia Earhart, and it soon warmed to such colorful characters as the cigar smoking stunt flyer Florence Pancho Barnes, former wing walker Phoebe Omlie, and New York society rebel Opal Kunz The experienced adventurer Marvel Crosson was one of the early favorites until her mysterious disappearance Americans eagerly followed the daily drama, charmed, then shocked, as the race left a twisting trail of intrigue in its slipstream.Relive the intense competition and the death defying dangers stormy weather, mechanical challenges, typhoid fever, and even the suspicion of sabotage The views of a condescending and often hostile press are recounted, as well as the heroines glamorous appearances at balls and banquets during their soaring nine day escapade.This real life tale also provides a bird s eye view of a feverish period in American social history, as women redefined their roles throughout the roaring 20s and the country partied through the Jazz Age before crashing back to Earth with the Depression.Superbly illustrated with fifty evocative duotone photographs, and featuring a detailed National Geographic map of the route, this is a book to capture the imagination and dreams of young girls from coast to coast.

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    1. I know this book is produced mainly for younger audiences (I believe they specified ages 8 to 14), but at 25 years old I enjoyed it immensely. It has a lot of illustration which is always helpful and enjoyable when learning something new, and all in all it's yet another book to add to my collection of early aviation books featuring these brave aviatrixes of the 20's that were unlike any other. I definitely recommend this book to anyone, for everyone should be picking up books like this about the [...]


    2. Entertaining history of women aviatrix. I recommend to young girls, as it is written in an easy light-hearted way, with plenty of descriptions and great photos. This book was shorter than I expected. I will definitely read some of the other books more specifically about the other women pilots like Louis Thaden, and Pancho Barnes.


    3. This is a small non-fiction book for young adults. It is straight to the point telling of the first women's transcontinental air race. It has multiple photos and wonderful stories about the race and the women involved.


    4. I bought this book because of the documentary on PBS and this women are my heroes! I love reading about women who do what they want and are great at what they do. It's a great, quick, read that taught me a lot. Read it.


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