Crossing the Horizon

Product Number: EB00614591
Released: Oct 04, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781451659429
Publisher: Gallery Books
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Soar back to the fearless 1920s with #1 New York Times bestselling writer Laurie Notaro—beloved author of The Idiot Girls' Action Adventure Club—in a "captivating historical" (Kirkus Reviews) novel that tells the true, little-known story of three aviatrixes in a race to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. It's 1927. Charles Lindberg has inspired millions but no woman has yet embarked on trans-Atlantic flight. Three women, based on real aviatrixes from the early years of aviation, determine to make their mark on history and set out on a thrilling but dangerous mission. Elsie Mackay, daughter of an Earl, is the first Englishwoman to get her pilot's license. Mabel Boll, a glamorous society darling and former cigar girl, is ardent to make the historic flight. Beauty pageant contestant Ruth Elder uses her winnings for flying lessons and becomes the preeminent American girl of the sky. Inspired by true events and real people, Notaro vividly evokes this exciting time as her determined heroines vie for the record. Through striking photos, meticulous research, and atmospheric prose, Notaro brings Elsie, Mabel, and Ruth to life, pulling us back in time as the pilots collide, struggle, and literally crash in the chase for fame and a place in aviation history.

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Author(s): Laurie Notaro
Original Publish Date: Oct 04, 2016

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Author(s): Laurie Notaro
Narrator(s): Hillary Huber
Product Number DD29548
Released: Nov 29, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515914785
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Author(s): Laurie Notaro
Narrator(s): Hillary Huber
Product Number Z100120505
Released: Nov 29, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515994787

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