Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
The Roaring Twenty: The First Cross-Country Air Race For Women (History (US))

The Roaring Twenty: The First Cross-Country Air Race For Women (History (US)) (Hardback)

£12.99
Usually despatched within 2 weeks.
Order now for Free delivery in the UK.
More on delivery...

Synopsis

"The Roaring Twenty" tells the tale of the 1929 air derby for women pilots. This extraordinary story charts the first women's long-distance airplane race, a 2,800-mile saga across the United States. Competition was serious, and the event was risky - so much

Competition was serious, and the event was risky - so much so that one of the 19 young women who participated didn't live through it. Braving stormy weather, mechanical difficulties, collisions, typhoid fever, and even claims of sabotage, not to mention the condescending and sometimes hostile press, the 18 who finished were lucky to do so. The nine-day race broke at night for banquets and balls, as the women pilots were feted by a fascinated public. Amelia Earhart was the most famous participant, but colourful characters abounded, including cigar-smoking Florence "Pancho" Barnes and New York society rebel Opal Kunz. The derby laid the foundation for the "99s" the first organization of women pilots, a group that flourishes to this day. Fifty duotone photographs accompany the text.

LGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationAir sports & recreationsTransportTransport technology & tradesAerospace & aviation technologyAviation skills / piloting Publisher: National Geographic Kids Publication Date: 31/03/2006 ISBN-13: 9780792253891  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Usually despatched within 2 weeks. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

Margaret Whitman Blair lives in Rockville, MD. A retired Peace Corps volunteer, she was formerly an international trade and business journalist in Washington, DC. Her previous books include three young adult titles about the Civil War.

More books by Margaret Whitman Blair

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The RAF: 1918-2018
(Paperback)
Julian Hale
 
 
£7.99
 
Latest Blog
An extract from The Fire This Time
18/04/2018

Edited by National Book Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward, The Fire This Time is a collection of essays and poems exploring black experience in modern-day America, in a response to James Baldwin's groundbreaking 1963 essay collection The Fire Next Time.

Swither, Shoogle, Wheesht - Kirsty Logan on the language of The Gloaming
17/04/2018

Kirsty Logan's second novel, The Gloaming, is a swirling tale threaded through with magic, heartbreak, love and mermaids. It is studded with evocative but perhaps unfamiliar words, adding atmosphere, mood and expression. Exclusively for Foyles, she has written about some of these Scottish words, that head up each chapter of the book.

Rose's Dress of Dreams
13/04/2018

The latest in Barrington Stoke's Little Gems series for younger readers tells the story of dressmaker to the Queen of France, Marie Antoinette. Its author Katherine Woodfine tells us about her inspiration for the book.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd