High, Wide, and Frightened

High, Wide, and Frightened

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by Louise Thaden
     
 

ISBN-10: 155728766X

ISBN-13: 9781557287663

Pub. Date: 03/08/2004

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

Born in 1905 and raised in Arkansas, Louise Thaden attended the University of Arkansas from 1921 to 1925 before moving to California, where she earned her pilot’s certificate in 1927. Within the year, she had broken the women’s world record for altitude and endurance. In 1929 she won the first Women’s Air Derby, a transcontinental race. Over the

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Born in 1905 and raised in Arkansas, Louise Thaden attended the University of Arkansas from 1921 to 1925 before moving to California, where she earned her pilot’s certificate in 1927. Within the year, she had broken the women’s world record for altitude and endurance. In 1929 she won the first Women’s Air Derby, a transcontinental race. Over the next several years, Thaden continued to set records and win awards until 1938 when she retired to spend more time with her family and write these memoirs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557287663
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press
Publication date:
03/08/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
183
Sales rank:
960,712
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Prologue
Preface
1Endurance1
2A "Hot" Pilot9
3Engines Quit Cold25
4Speed Record33
5Women's Air Derby43
6The Whole Family Flies63
7Refueling Endurance Flight75
8Is It Bravery - or Fright?91
9Some Flirting with Disaster99
10The Bendix Race109
11Hence the Gray Hairs123
12Clear and Unlimited131
A.E. - A Postscript147
Epilogue153
Appendix165
Index167

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High, Wide, and Frightened 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't just recommended this book to people, I've gone out and bought it for them, because I think this book is so worth reading-- and it's FUN to read too (except for the sad parts). Louise Thaden's courage is inspiring and her craziness is entertaining. It's a good story, regardless of whether or not you're interested in the history of aviation. I typically think of airplanes as a means from Point A to Point B, but it made me appreciate the pioneers of aviation and the joy of flying that motivated them. But above all, it's a well written, inspiring, entertaining, and thought-provoking book.