Author : Julia Cooke
Genre : History
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
ISBN : 9780358251408
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"A lively, unexpected portrait of the jet-age stewardesses serving on iconic Pan Am airways between 1966 and 1975"--

Author : Julia Cooke
Genre : History
Publisher : HarperCollins
ISBN : 9780358251385
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Glamour, danger, liberation: in a Mad Men–era of commercial flight, Pan Am World Airways attracted the kind of young woman who wanted out, and wanted up Required to have a college education, speak two languages, and possess the political savvy of a Foreign Service officer, a jet-age stewardess serving on iconic Pan Am between 1966 and 1975 also had to be between 5′3" and 5′9", between 105 and 140 pounds, and under 26 years of age at the time of hire.Cooke’s intimate storytelling weaves together the real-life stories of a memorable cast of characters, from small-town girl Lynne Totten, a science major who decided life in a lab was not for her, to Hazel Bowie, one of the relatively few Black stewardesses of the era, as they embraced the liberation of their new jet-set life. Cooke brings to light the story of Pan Am stewardesses’ role in the Vietnam War, as the airline added runs from Saigon to Hong Kong for planeloads of weary young soldiers straight from the battlefields, who were off for five days of R&R, and then flown back to war. Finally, with Operation Babylift—the dramatic evacuation of 2,000 children during the fall of Saigon—the book’s special cast of stewardesses unites to play an extraordinary role on the world stage.

Author : Julia Cooke
Genre : History
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN : 9780358699187
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"A ... portrait of the jet-age stewardesses serving on iconic Pan Am Airways between 1966 and 1975"--

Author : Julia Cooke
Genre : History
Publisher : Icon Books
ISBN : 9781785786891
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File Download : 212 page

** Chosen as a May 2021 pick for The Fearless Book Club by Nobel Peace Prize–Winner, Malala Yousafzai ** Travel writer Julia Cooke’s exhilarating portrait of Pan Am stewardesses in the Mad Men era. Glamour, danger, liberation: in the Jet Age, Pan Am offered young women the world. Come Fly the World tells the story of the stewardesses who served on the iconic Pan American Airways between 1966 and 1975 – and of the unseen diplomatic role they played on the world stage. Alongside the glamour was real danger, as they flew soldiers to and from Vietnam and staffed Operation Babylift – the dramatic evacuation of 2,000 children during the fall of Saigon. Cooke’s storytelling weaves together the true stories of women like Lynne Totten, a science major who decided life in a lab was not for her, to Hazel Bowie, one of the relatively few African American stewardesses of the era, as they embraced the liberation of a jet-set life. In the process, Cooke shows how the sexualized coffee-tea-or-me stereotype was at odds with the importance of what they did, and with the freedom, power and sisterhood they achieved.

Author : Johanna Omelia
Genre : Transportation
Publisher :
ISBN : 1933112069
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When the first commercial flights took off in the 1930s, stewardesses were registered nurses whose duties included swatting flies and helping passengers read railroad timetables in the event of forced landings. In the 1950s, stewardesses were viewed as wives-in-training, as adept at preparing a baby's bottle as mixing a martini. By the swinging ' 60s and ' 70s, female flight attendants were considered successful marketing tools, sporting microminis, hot pants, and buttons that read "Pure, Sober, and Available" to lure male business passengers on board. "Come Fly with Us!" explores the unique history of this industry pioneered by women, tracing changes in the flight attendant's role -- from flying nurse to airborne sex kitten to today's custodian of safety and service. Stunning visuals from airline archives and early flight maps, promotional brochures, and print advertisements re-create a sense of the early days and underscore the dramatic changes that have occurred in this dynamic industry.

Author : Kathleen Barry
Genre : History
Publisher : Duke University Press
ISBN : 0822339463
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'Femininity in Flight' considers flight attendants as cultural icons, looking at how attendants redeployed the 'glamourization' used to sell air travel to campaign for professional respect, higher wages, and women's rights.

Author : Johnny Sadiq
Genre : Air pilots
Publisher :
ISBN : UOM:39015069296559
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This book is filled with flying adventures and also events on the ground that happened, as the Chinese say, in 'interesting times'. It chronicles Johnny Sadiq's career from his initial training to his promotion to piloting jet aircraft. This was no ordinary career -- Sadiq's baptism to airline flying was on the Northern Mountains of Pakistan, among the most dangerous routes in the world. These flights were flown on the venerable DC-3, Dakota aeroplane, and the Fokker F-27. Subsequently, after flying the Super-Constellation as co-pilot for nearly a year Sadiq qualified for command on the DC-3 and later the F-27. Sadiq flew as an airline pilot for thirty-seven years and finished his career as senior instructor and check pilot on the mighty Boeing 747. This book covers the early years when he flew propeller driven aircraft.

Author : Thomas Kewin
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
ISBN : 9781465323989
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The author started his aviation journey on March 11, 1943 when Pan American airways hired him as an apprentice Flight Engineer. From the China Clipper to the Jumbo 747 it was a wonderful forty-year trip. I hope you will find some of the stories interesting and enlightening. To the thousands of former Pan American employees the memories of those “glory years” lingers on. I hope my accounts of the airplanes, the people, the places, and the airline will brighten those recollections.

Author : Sherryl Woods
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : MIRA
ISBN : 9781460392027
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Don't miss this irresistible reader favorite about what happens when you combine work with play from New York Times bestseller Sherryl Woods He was everywhere she turned: the candy counter, the cafeteria…even next to her on the airplane! At first, entertainment lawyer Lindsay Tabor thought the handsome stranger was trailing her. But it turned out he was none other than Mark Channing—the elusive screenwriter Lindsay had been sent to track down and sign up. Mark wouldn't even consider Lindsay's offer unless she accompanied him to his mountaintop ski retreat. Ever the professional, Lindsay didn't know what to make of Mark's persistent attention. And although she hated anything to do with the cold, Lindsay soon found her resistance melting—and her temperature rapidly rising!

Author : Kristin Hannah
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
ISBN : 9781250031808
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author returns to the characters in Firefly Lane in her next blockbuster novel, Fly Away. Once, a long time ago, I walked down a night-darkened road called Firefly Lane, all alone, on the worst night of my life, and I found a kindred spirit. That was our beginning. More than thirty years ago. TullyandKate. You and me against the world. Best friends forever. But stories end, don't they? You lose the people you love and you have to find a way to go on. . . . Tully Hart has always been larger than life, a woman fueled by big dreams and driven by memories of a painful past. She thinks she can overcome anything until her best friend, Kate Ryan, dies. Tully tries to fulfill her deathbed promise to Kate---to be there for Kate's children---but Tully knows nothing about family or motherhood or taking care of people. Sixteen-year-old Marah Ryan is devastated by her mother's death. Her father, Johnny, strives to hold the family together, but even with his best efforts, Marah becomes unreachable in her grief. Nothing and no one seems to matter to her . . . until she falls in love with a young man who makes her smile again and leads her into his dangerous, shadowy world. Dorothy Hart---the woman who once called herself Cloud---is at the center of Tully's tragic past. She repeatedly abandoned her daughter, Tully, as a child, but now she comes back, drawn to her daughter's side at a time when Tully is most alone. At long last, Dorothy must face her darkest fear: Only by revealing the ugly secrets of her past can she hope to become the mother her daughter needs. A single, tragic choice and a middle-of-the-night phone call will bring these women together and set them on a poignant, powerful journey of redemption. Each has lost her way, and they will need each one another---and maybe a miracle---to transform their lives. An emotionally complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, motherhood, loss, and new beginnings, Fly Away reminds us that where there is life, there is hope, and where there is love, there is forgiveness. Told with her trademark powerful storytelling and illuminating prose, Kristin Hannah reveals why she is one of the most beloved writers of our day.