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Keith O'Brien

Biography

Keith O'Brien

Keith O’Brien is a journalist who has written for the New York Times and Politico and he’s a longtime contributor to National Public Radio. His work has appeared on shows such as "All Things Considered," "Morning Edition" and "This American Life." A former staff writer for the Boston Globe, Keith lives in New Hampshire. www.keithob.com.

Keith O'Brien

Books by Keith O'Brien

by Keith O'Brien - Biography, Children's 10-14, Children's Nonfiction, Military, Nonfiction, Women's History

In the years between World War I and World War II, airplane racing was one of the most popular sports in America. Women who flew planes were often ridiculed by the press, and initially they weren’t invited to race. Yet a group of women were determined to take to the sky --- no matter what. FLY GIRLS follows the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, Ruth Elder, Amelia Earhart, Ruth Nichols and Louise Thaden. Together, they fought for the chance to race against the men --- and in 1936 one of them would triumph in the toughest race of all.