Title: Daughter of the Air: Brief Soaring Life of ...
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
0871136880 Atlantic Monthly hardcover with great dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1130270
Synopsis: Praised by the Daily Oklahoman as "touching and entertaining", Rob Simbecks biographyof Cornelia Fort is wonderfully evocative and moving. Like Beryl Markham's and Amelia Earharts, Cornelia Forts daring life as a pilot was both inspiring and groundbreaking. Raised on her parents' Nashville estate and educated at a prestigious finishing school, Fort rejected the role expected of her in society to become a pilot. A member of the first women's flight squadron and one of the few to witness the bombing of Pearl Harbor from the air, she persevered in her courageous career, as one of the war's first female pilots, despite rampant prejudice toward women.
Selling out just six weeks after its first printing, Daughter of the Air interweaves Cornelia Fort's own eloquent letters and diaries, historical documents, and the interviews of those who knew and flew with her, to create a vivid portrait of an infinitely courageous woman. It both tells Cornelia's remarkable story -- a life shaped by bravery, intelligence, and charm -- and describes the eras political and social atmosphere.
About the Author:
Rob Simbeck is a Nashville, Tennessee-based writer whose papers have appeared in numerous periodicals and newspapers, including Rolling Stone, Nashville Scene, Field and Stream, Guideposts, Kansas Quarterly, and The Washington Post. He is also the author of 50 Seasons: A History of the Nashville Symphony and Tennessee State Symbols.
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