REVIEW ´ The Roaring Twenty: The First Cross-Country Air Race for Women

Margaret Whitman Blair ß 9 REVIEW

REVIEW ´ The Roaring Twenty: The First Cross-Country Air Race for Women ó 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 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 1929This 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 captivatedThe nation already knew and loved Amelia Earhart and it soon. 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 these women whose memories shall always remain alive today and throughout the days to come It's perfect for the young as it's short and heavily illustrated and for the old with short attention spans like myself ;

READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ß Margaret Whitman Blair

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 slipstreamRelive 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. 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 specifically about the other women pilots like Louis Thaden and Pancho Barnes

SUMMARY The Roaring Twenty: The First Cross-Country Air Race for Women

The Roaring Twenty The First Cross Country Air Race for WomenPress are recounted as well as the heroines' glamorous appearances at balls and banuets during their soaring nine day escapadeThis 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 DepressionSuperbly 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 coas. 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