Come Fly the World

Come Fly the World

  • Author : Julia Cooke
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0358251389
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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.

Pan Am

Pan Am [Lynn M. Homan,Thomas Reilly]

  • Author : Lynn M. Homan,Thomas Reilly
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Transportation
  • Total Pages : 128
  • ISBN-10 : 1439627606
Pan American World Airways could be considered a corporate Cinderella—a rags-to-riches-and-back-again phenomenon. From its founding in 1927 and its relat … GET BOOK
The Book of Jane

The Book of Jane [Anne Dayton,May Vanderbilt]

  • Author : Anne Dayton,May Vanderbilt
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 0767927877
Jane Williams is the happiest woman in New York. She has a dream job, a perfect Manhattan apartment, and the man she wants to marry. Her whole life is mapp … GET BOOK
Jet Set

Jet Set [William Stadiem]

  • Author : William Stadiem
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 0345536975
In October 1958, Pan American World Airways began making regularly scheduled flights between New York and Paris, courtesy of its newly minted wonder jet, t … GET BOOK
Beyond the Point

Beyond the Point [Claire Gibson]

  • Author : Claire Gibson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 528
  • ISBN-10 : 0062853732
"An inspiring tribute to female friendship and female courage!"--Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Huntress. Three … GET BOOK
Grief

Grief [Michael Cholbi]

  • Author : Michael Cholbi
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 232
  • ISBN-10 : 0691211213
An engaging and illuminating exploration of grief—and why, despite its intense pain, it can also help us grow Experiencing grief at the death of a person … GET BOOK
Willa’s Grove

Willa’s Grove [Laura Munson]

  • Author : Laura Munson
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 198260526X
You are invited to the rest of your life. Three women, from coast to coast and in between, open their mailboxes to the same intriguing invitation. Although … GET BOOK
Come from Away

Come from Away [Genevieve Graham]

  • Author : Genevieve Graham
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1501142925
From the bestselling author of Tides of Honour and Promises to Keep comes a poignant novel about a young couple caught on opposite sides of the Second Worl … GET BOOK
Amor and Psycho

Amor and Psycho [Carolyn Cooke]

  • Author : Carolyn Cooke
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 192
  • ISBN-10 : 030796213X
From the author of Daughters of the Revolution and The Bostons (winner of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for fiction) come eleven stories about sex and de … GET BOOK
Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family [Amy Newmark]

  • Author : Amy Newmark
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 1611592771
Everyone thinks their own family is crazy. In these 101 stories of crazy, embarassing, annoying and dysfunctional families, Chicken Soup for the Soul contr … GET BOOK
Fly Girl: A Memoir

Fly Girl: A Memoir [Ann Hood]

  • Author : Ann Hood
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 1324006242
An entertaining and fascinating memoir of “gifted storyteller” (People) Ann Hood’s adventurous years as a TWA flight attendant. In 1978, in the tailw … GET BOOK
Capote's Women

Capote's Women [Laurence Leamer]

  • Author : Laurence Leamer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 0593328094
*National Bestseller* New York Times bestselling author Laurence Leamer reveals the complex web of relationships and scandalous true stories behind Truman … GET BOOK
A Boob's Life

A Boob's Life [Leslie Lehr]

  • Author : Leslie Lehr
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 312
  • ISBN-10 : 1643136232
A Boob’s Life explores the surprising truth about women’s most popular body part with vulnerable, witty frankness and true nuggets of American culture … GET BOOK
Coming Back

Coming Back [Fawn Germer]

  • Author : Fawn Germer
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1250271665
A street smart, inspiring, practical and utterly honest book for renewing or resuming your career. Millions of mid- and late-career professionals are wonde … GET BOOK
The Shrouding Woman

The Shrouding Woman [Loretta Ellsworth]

  • Author : Loretta Ellsworth
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Total Pages : 160
  • ISBN-10 : 1429932465
The moving story of a young girl's struggle to face her mother's death. "She traveled to our small white house near the Iowa border on a buckboard, her gre … GET BOOK
Jet Age

Jet Age [Sam Howe Verhovek]

  • Author : Sam Howe Verhovek
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 1101444398
The captivating story of the titans, engineers, and pilots who raced to design a safe and lucrative passenger jet. In Jet Age, journalist Sam Howe Verhovek … GET BOOK
When Women Invented Television

When Women Invented Television [Jennifer Keishin Armstrong]

  • Author : Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0062973339
New and Noteworthy —New York Times Book Review Must-Read Book of March —Entertainment Weekly Best Books of March —HelloGiggles “Leaps at the throat … GET BOOK
Coffee, Tea or Me?

Coffee, Tea or Me? [Donald Bain,Baker Trudy,Jones Rachel]

  • Author : Donald Bain,Baker Trudy,Jones Rachel
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1101098945
Remember when flying was glamorous and sexy, even fun? When airline food was gourmet, everyone dressed up for a flight, and stewardesses catered to our eve … GET BOOK
The Price of Justice

The Price of Justice [Laurence Leamer]

  • Author : Laurence Leamer
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Law
  • Total Pages : 448
  • ISBN-10 : 1429953691
A nonfiction legal thriller that traces the fourteen-year struggle of two lawyers to bring the most powerful coal baron in American history, Don Blankenshi … GET BOOK
The Layover

The Layover [Lacie Waldon]

  • Author : Lacie Waldon
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0593328264
The Unhoneymooners meets The Hating Game in this breezy debut romantic comedy about life--and love--30,000 feet above the ground. After ten years as a flig … GET BOOK
Margaret Fuller

Margaret Fuller [Megan Marshall]

  • Author : Megan Marshall
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 496
  • ISBN-10 : 0547523629
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography From an early age, Margaret Fuller provoked and dazzled New England’s intellectual elite. Her famous Conversat … GET BOOK
Letter to a Stranger

Letter to a Stranger [Colleen Kinder]

  • Author : Colleen Kinder
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1643752235
“A celebration of the adventure that is other people.” —Ariel Levy, author of The Rules Do Not Apply Lauren Groff, Elizabeth Kolbert, Pam Houston, Pi … GET BOOK
A Coat of Yellow Paint

A Coat of Yellow Paint [Naomi Davis]

  • Author : Naomi Davis
  • Publisher : Harper Horizon
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 0785238697
Life doesn’t come with an instruction book for the role of perfect wife and mother. However, as Love Taza creator Naomi Davis?discovered on her journey f … GET BOOK
Pussy

Pussy [Regena Thomashauer]

  • Author : Regena Thomashauer
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 1401950256
It just may be the most pejorative word in the English language. It’s the ultimate salacious smack to a woman’s dignity, used to hurt, humiliate, and d … GET BOOK
The Flight Attendant

The Flight Attendant [Chris Bohjalian]

  • Author : Chris Bohjalian
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 0385542429
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night: A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in th … GET BOOK
Wild River

Wild River [Rodman Philbrick]

  • Author : Rodman Philbrick
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 1338647288
Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick sends readers rushing down a raging river on a life-or-death adventure when a white water rafting trip goes terribly … GET BOOK
To the Last Breath

To the Last Breath [Francis Slakey]

  • Author : Francis Slakey
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 1439198977
A journey to the most extreme points on Earth and deep inside the human spirit Before Georgetown physics professor Francis Slakey decided to climb the high … GET BOOK
The Lakehouse

The Lakehouse [Joe Clifford]

  • Author : Joe Clifford
  • Publisher : Polis Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : N.A
  • ISBN-10 : 1951709322
After being cleared of his wife’s murder, Todd Norman returns to her small Connecticut hometown in order to finish building their dream house by the lake … GET BOOK
A Concordance to Conrad's Victory

A Concordance to Conrad's Victory [James W. Parins,Robert J. Dilligan,Todd K. Bender]

  • Author : James W. Parins,Robert J. Dilligan,Todd K. Bender
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Total Pages : 506
  • ISBN-10 : 1000042596
Originally published in 1979, The Concordance to Conrad’s Victory is intended to provide access to certain information on the text of the novel in a mann … GET BOOK