Flying Solo

Flying Solo

How Ruth Elder Soared Into America's Heart

Book - 2013
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In 1927, airplanes were a thrilling but dangerous novelty. Most people, men and women, believed that a woman belonged in the kitchen and not in a cockpit. One woman, Ruth Elder, set out to prove them wrong by flying across the Atlantic Ocean. Ruth didn't make it, crashing spectacularly, but she flew right into the spotlight and America's heart. This is the story of a remarkable woman who chased her dreams with grit and determination, and whose appetite for adventure helped pave the way for future generations of female flyers.

Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781596435094
1596435097
Branch Call Number: JB EL226C 2013
JB EL226C 2013
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Laugesen, Malene

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