Author: Sarah Wilkerson FreemanPublish On: 2009-02-01
Louise Thaden, High, Wide and Frightened (New York: Stackpole Sons, 1938),
26–28. 40. “Phoebe Omlie Breaks Two Altitude Marks . . . ,” Memphis Commercial
Appeal, June 30, 1929. 41. A salesgirl in 1920 earned $8 a week. Conversion of
Author: Sarah Wilkerson Freeman
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Including suffragists, civil rights activists, and movers and shakers in politics and in the music industries of Nashville and Memphis, as well as many other notables, this collective portrait of Tennessee women offers new perspectives and insights into their dreams, their struggles, and their times. As rich, diverse, and wide-ranging as the topography of the state, this book will interest scholars, general readers, and students of southern history, women's history, and Tennessee history. Tennessee Women: Their Lives and Times shifts the historical lens from the more traditional view of men's roles to place women and their experiences at center stage in the historical drama. The eighteen biographical essays, written by leading historians of women, illuminate the lives of familiar figures like reformer Frances Wright, blueswoman Alberta Hunter, and the Grand Ole Opry's Minnie Pearl (Sarah Colley Cannon) and less-well-known characters like the Cherokee Beloved Woman Nan-ye-hi (Nancy Ward), antebellum free black woman Milly Swan Price, and environmentalist Doris Bradshaw. Told against the backdrop of their times, these are the life stories of women who shaped Tennessee's history from the eighteenth-century challenges of western expansion through the nineteenth- and twentieth-century struggles against racial and gender oppression to the twenty-first-century battles with community degradation. Taken as a whole, this collection of women's stories illuminates previously unrevealed historical dimensions that give readers a greater understanding of Tennessee's place within environmental and human rights movements and its role as a generator of phenomenal cultural life.
13 Twenty years after her death , Louise Thaden was granted her wish when she
received the highest aviation honor given to individuals . ... Louise Thaden , High
, Wide and Frightened ( New York : Air Facts Press , 1973 ) , p 9 . 2Ibid . , p .
Author: Helen DeWitt Whittaker
Publisher: The Overmountain Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The story of Louise McPhetridge Thaden and Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie, who were born when aviation was in its infancy. They shared an uncommon bond—a love of flying. Orville Wright’s signature is on the pilot’s license of both women. Louise won the first women’s air race and was the first woman to win the Bendix Transcontinental Air Race, beating her friend Amelia Earhart in both races. Phoebe, a well-known stunt flier and wing-walker, was the first woman to earn an airplane mechanic’s license and was the first female government official in aeronautics. When these women met in 1929, they quickly became friends and sisters in the air and flew into the pages of history.
Learned to fly in 1927; in 1928 flew at nearly 20,000 feet, higher than any woman
previously. Won the first Women's Air Derby (California to ... the Bendix Trophy
Race, Los Angeles to NYC. Wrote autobiography, High, Wide, and Frightened.
Author: James W. Loewen
Publisher: The New Press
A fully updated and revised edition of the book USA Today called “jim-dandy pop history,” by the bestselling, American Book Award–winning author "The most definitive and expansive work on the Lost Cause and the movement to whitewash history." —Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans From the author of the national bestseller Lies My Teacher Told Me, a completely updated—and more timely than ever—version of the myth-busting history book that focuses on the inaccuracies, myths, and lies on monuments, statues, national landmarks, and historical sites all across America. In Lies Across America, James W. Loewen continues his mission, begun in the award-winning Lies My Teacher Told Me, of overturning the myths and misinformation that too often pass for American history. This is a one-of-a-kind examination of historic sites all over the country where history is literally written on the landscape, including historical markers, monuments, historic houses, forts, and ships. New changes and updates include: • a town in Louisiana that was the site of a major but now-forgotten enslaved persons’ uprising • a totally revised tour of the memory and intentional forgetting of slavery and the Civil War in Richmond, Virginia • the hideout of a gang in Delaware that made money by kidnapping free blacks and selling them into slavery Entertaining and enlightening, Lies Across America also has a serious role to play in contemporary debates about white supremacy and Confederate memorials.
Ware, Still Missing, 62 quotes Thaden, High, Wide and Frightened, 258. 8.
Jessen, The Powder Puff Derby of 1929, 199. 9. Earhart, The Fun of It, 144. 10.
Nielsen, From Sky Girl to Flight Attendant, 7–13. 11. Kerfoot, Propeller Annie, 43.
Author: Deborah G. Douglas
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Social Science
Women run wind tunnel experiments, direct air traffic, and fabricate airplanes. American women have been involved with flight from the beginning, but until 1940, most people believed women could not fly, that Amelia Earhart was an exception to the rule. World War II changed everything. "It is on the record thatwomen can fly as well as men," stated General Henry H. Arnold, commanding general of the Army Air Forces. The question became "Should women fly?" Deborah G. Douglas tells the story of this ongoing debate and its impact on American history. From Jackie Cochran, whose perseverance led to the formation of the Women's Army Service Pilots (WASP) during World War II to the recent achievements of Jeannie Flynn, the Air Force's first woman fighter pilot and Eileen Collins, NASA's first woman shuttle commander, Douglas introduces a host of determined women who overcame prejudice and became military fliers, airline pilots, and air and space engineers. Not forgotten are stories of flight attendants, air traffic controllers, and mechanics. American Women and Flight since 1940 is a revised and expanded edition of a Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum reference work. Long considered the single best reference work in the field, this new edition contains extensive new illustrations and a comprehensive bibliography.
As she wrote in her book High, Wide, and Frightened, “Flying is the only real
freedom we are privileged to possess.” Thaden's photograph belies the notion of
a dainty, “powder-puff.” pilot. Framed by the sharp diagonals of the wing struts, ...
Author: Julie Wosk
Publisher: JHU Press
Category: Social Science
From sexist jokes about women drivers to such empowering icons as Amelia Earhart and Rosie the Riveter, representations of the relationship between women and modern technology in popular culture have been both demeaning and celebratory. Depictions of women as timid and fearful creatures baffled by machinery have alternated with images of them as being fully capable of technological mastery and control -- and of lending sex appeal to machines as products. In Women and the Machine, historian Julie Wosk maps the contradictory ways in which women's interactions with -- and understanding of -- machinery has been defined in Western popular culture since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Drawing on both visual and literary sources, Wosk illuminates popular gender stereotypes that have burdened women throughout modern history while underscoring their advances in what was long considered the domain of men. Illustrated with more than 150 images, Women and the Machine reveals women rejoicing in their new liberties and technical skill even as they confront society's ambivalence about these developments, along with male fantasies and fears.
... dust was drifted against the doorway like snow and the seven - foot - high
tractor was buried to the roof of its cab . The ruined homesteaders gathered in
little groups in the towns to compare notes , to talk it over with frightened
Author: Joseph Kinsey Howard
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
In these pages you will come to fall in love with a ruggedly diverse and strikingly beautiful state, a land that takes hold and won?t let go. Montana: High, Wide, and Handsome is widely recognized as a classic history and delightful ode to the idiosyncratic personalities, restless landscape, unforgettable peoples, and lively history of the Treasure State. William Kittredge provides a new introduction for this edition.
2 co v SIXTH EDITION OF WEDGWOOD ' S CATALOGUE , 1787 . High . Wide .
235 . The frightened horse , from Mr . Stubbs ' celebrated picture , and modelled
by himself . 6 . . . . 114 17 236 . The fall of Phaethon , modelled by the same . 6 .
She fell to crying in earnest, and Deedero wrapped her comfortingly in her wide
shawl, hugging her like a babe. Leatho's teeth ... Not knowing what they were
guilty of, they stared at Chab and Whulky with wide, frightened eyes. Above them
Author: Brian Jacques
Category: Juvenile Fiction
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A thrilling Redwall adventure from beloved author Brian Jacques. Tiria Wildlough, a young ottermaid touched by the paw of destiny, embarks on a journey to the mysterious Green Isle, where she joins a band of outlaw otters to rid the land of the villainous Wildcat chieftain Riggu Fellis and his catguard slave masters…
This frightened us still more , and we fairly ran along the high path . Grown
people had not dared to , but a legion of children scrambled up the wall and ran
along after us like the youngsters behind the Pied Piper of Hamelin . A few
followed us ...
“I should be less charitable with you than was the High Lord, Fillip and Sot, if the
choice were mine. Still, all was forgiven, so you are free to go.” Fillip and Sot ...
Their eyes were wide and frightened. “Good and kind Questor Thews!" said Fillip.
Author: Terry Brooks
Publisher: Del Rey
Capture the fantasy, thrills, and far-flung adventure of the first three novels in Terry Brooks’s enchanting Magic Kingdom of Landover series—now for the first time in one gripping volume. Chicago lawyer Ben Holiday can’t fathom what lies ahead when he purchases Landover—a magical kingdom of chivalry and sorcery—from Meeks, the mysterious seller who placed the ad. Weary and jaded, Ben clings to the ad’s promise: “Escape into your dreams.” But Landover is not the enchanted idyll he expected. The kingdom is in ruin. The barons refuse to recognize Ben as King, a dragon is decimating the countryside, and a demon lord has challenged any prospective ruler to a fatal duel. To make matters worse, the Paladin, renowned champion of the Kings of Landover, seems to be merely a legend. Ben’s only allies are a bumbling court magician, a talking dog turned court scribe, and the beautiful Willow, who is part girl, part tree. With his friends in tow, Ben sets out to claim the throne. But when Meeks decides he wants Landover back, Ben will face supernatural foes of every stripe to prove himself worthy of the kingship. The question is: Can he survive?
578 . to ten inches high and six feet wide . The borse having Moulton v . Sanford ,
51 Maine , 127 . become frightened by a locomotive whistle on the bridge , Moore
v . Abbott , 32 Maive , 40 . plaintiff jumped out and seized the horse by the ...
“You're not going!” Greg said, wrenching her around by one arm. The movement
flung her back against the kitchenette sink, and for one instant her eyes looked at
him, wide and frightened, then she plunged head down toward the door again.
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
In a small Pennsylvania town, Robert Forrester is recuperating from a nasty divorce and a bout of psychological trouble. One evening, while driving home, he sees a pretty young woman framed by her bright kitchen window. Soon, he can’t keep himself away. But when Robert is inevitably discovered, obsession is turned on its head, and he finds himself unable to shake the young woman, nor entirely sure whether he should. From Patricia Highsmith, once called "the balladeer of stalking" by The New Yorker, The Cry of the Owl is a modern classic ready to be reborn.
Then it hit her with a broad swing of its arm and literally knocked her out of her high-heeled shoes. She flew at the nearest wall, half spinning in the air, and hit
hard. The gun tumbled from her fingers and she fell, her eyes wide and frightened, ...
Author: Jim Butcher
In this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files, Chicago's only professional wizard takes on a case for a vampire and becomes the prime suspect in a series of ghastly murders. Harry Dresden has had worse assignments than going undercover on the set of an adult film. Like fleeing a burning building full of enraged demon-monkeys, for instance. Or going toe-to-leaf with a walking plant monster. Still, there’s something more troubling than usual about his newest case. The film’s producer believes he’s the target of a sinister curse—but it’s the women around him who are dying, in increasingly spectacular ways. Harry’s doubly frustrated because he only got involved with this bizarre mystery as a favor to Thomas—his flirtatious, self-absorbed vampire acquaintance of dubious integrity. Thomas has a personal stake in the case Harry can’t quite figure out, until his investigation leads him straight to the vampire’s oversexed, bite-happy family. Now, Harry’s about to discover that Thomas’ family tree has been hiding a shocking secret: a revelation that will change Harry’s life forever.
Maybe the house would just keep throwing small, unfixable terrors at me, and I'd
have to live with them until I graduated from high school, never feeling at home. ...
When I whispered to her, she shot up, eyes wide and frightened. “What? What's ...
Author: Daniel H. Wilson
Humans beware. As the robotic revolution continues to creep into our lives, it brings with it an impending sense of doom. What horrifying scenarios might unfold if our technology were to go awry? From self-aware robotic toys to intelligent machines violently malfunctioning, this anthology brings to life the half-formed questions and fears we all have about the increasing presence of robots in our lives. With contributions from a mix of bestselling, award-winning, and up-and-coming writers, and including a rare story by “the father of artificial intelligence,” Dr. John McCarthy, Robot Uprisings meticulously describes the exhilarating and terrifying near-future in which humans can only survive by being cleverer than the rebellious machines they have created.
I climbed high enough to peek into the house. At first I couldn't see anything but a
huge dim room cluttered with cartons as ... Her eyes were wide and frightened
looking. I told myself that people in a bright room couldn't look out into darkness ...
Author: V.C. Andrews
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Now a major Lifetime movie event—Book Three of the Dollanganger series that began with Flowers in the Attic—the novel of forbidden love that captured the world’s imagination and earned V.C. Andrews a fiercely devoted fanbase. They hide the shocking truth to protect their children. But someone who knows their dark secret is watching. Christopher and Cathy have made a loving home for their handsome and talented teenager Jory, their imaginative nine-year-old Bart, and a sweet baby daughter. Then an elderly woman and her strange butler move in next door. The Old Woman in Black watches from her window, lures lonely Bart inside with cookies and ice cream, and asks him to call her “grandmother.” Slowly Bart transforms, each visit pushing him closer to the edge of madness and violence, while his anguished parents can only watch. For Cathy and Chris, the horrors of the past have come home…and everything they love may soon be torn from them.
Kyle's mouth is open and Camille's eyes are wide and frightened. Tommy slams
both of his fists down on the table and everything on ... My laugh comes out as a high-pitched bark. “Oh, please, Simon, call me Nathan. After all, it looks like we're
Author: Bart Yates
Publisher: Kensington Books
Tommy and Nathan Bishop are as different as two brothers can be. Carefree and careless, Tommy is the golden boy who takes men into his bed with a seductive smile and turns them out just as quickly. No one can resist him--and no one can control him, either. That salient point certainly isn't lost on his brother. Nathan is all about control. At thirty-one, he is as dark and complicated as Tommy is light and easy, and he is bitter beyond his years. While Tommy left for the excitement of New York City, Nathan has stayed behind, teaching high school English in their provincial hometown, surrounded by the reminders of their ruined family history and the legacy of anger that runs through him like a scar. Now, Tommy has come home to the family cottage by the sea for the summer, bringing his unstable, sexual powder keg of an entourage--and the distant echoes of his family's tumultuous past--with him. Tommy and his lover Philip are teetering on the brink of disaster, while their married friends, Camille and Kyle, perfect their steps in a dance of denial, each partner pulling Nathan deeper into the fray. And when one of Nathan's troubled students, Simon, begins visiting the house, the slow fuse is lit on a highly combustible mix. During a heady two-week party filled with drunken revelations, bitter jealousies, caustic jabs, and tender reconciliations, Tommy and Nathan will confront the legacy of their twisted family history--their angry, abusive father and the tragic death of their mother--and finally, the one secret that has shaped their entire lives. It is a summer that will challenge everything Nathan remembers and unravel Tommy's carefully constructed facade, drawing them both unwittingly into a drama with echoes of the past. . .one with unforeseen and very dangerous consequences. "There are undercurrents of tragedy and emotional scarring at work that take the story to disturbing places. . .Yates puts his novel together like a one-two punch and makes it readable. . .you can't put it down." --Edge Magazine
... one inch high , with the rider , who stood five feet three inches high , belonging
to J . Wright , Esq . was frightened , and ... the entrance door to which is six feet
eight inches high , and two feet eight inches wide , the passage is eighteen feet ...
The larger child stood by his mother's side and stared with wide frightened eyes
while the baby laughed in high glee as he made a little mound of sugar upon his
father's leg. Wakefield lifted the body carefully; a groan came from the lips.