Fearless : Harriet Quimby : a life without limit / Don Dahler.
- ISBN: 9781648960352
- ISBN: 1648960359
- Physical Description: 335 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2022.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-328) and index.
In the early twentieth century, headlines declared that "the era of women has dawned." Against this changing historical backdrop, Harriet Quimby's extraordinary life stands out as the embodiment of this tumultuous, exciting era--when flight was measured in minutes, not miles. This untold piece of feminist history unveils Quimby's incredible story: rising from humble beginnings as a dirt-poor farm girl to become a globe-trotting journalist, history-making aviator, and international celebrity. With her tragic death in 1912 at the age of thirty-seven, her story faded, with her many accomplishments--the first woman to fly solo over the English Channel among them--overshadowed by major events, including the sinking of the Titanic. With black and white illustrations throughout, Fearless is the definitive biography of the first licensed female American pilot: one of the most inspiring hidden figures of history, Harriet Quimby.
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