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"Although other women pilots of her era--like Amelia Earhart and Jacqueline Cochran--are better known, it was Louise who, in her own quiet way, was blazing a trail for others to follow. I can think of no finer example for young women today than Louise."
--Claudia Oakes, former curator, Aeronautics Department, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution and author of United States Women in Aviation Before World War I and United States Women in Aviation 1930-1939
"Adventure, history, danger, intrigue, death. Tom Clancy? No, Louise Thaden, and it's all true. The unassuming contemporary of Amelia Earhart describes the dangers of racing and setting records in the fragile and precarious aircraft of aviation's youth. Flashy bravado is out. Quiet excellence is in. This is a must-read."
--Gene Nora Jessen, author of The Powder Puff Derby of 1929: The First All-Women's Transcontinental Air Race
"The Golden Era of Aviation was a time of great adventure and personal sacrifice for flyers--particularly women flyers. Louise Thaden was, by far, the most skilled and accomplished aviatrix of that era. In her book, High, Wide, and Frightened, Louise gives us a firsthand account of the life that she and other women pilots pursued in their quest for the thrill and romance of flight."
--Capt. Susan Dusenbury, Airborne Express