High, Wide, and Frightened

High, Wide, and Frightened

by Louise Thaden, Patty Wagstaff
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ISBN-10:
155728766X
ISBN-13:
9781557287663
Pub. Date:
03/08/2004
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press

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High, Wide, and Frightened

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: 1,043,193
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

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