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Harriet Quimby: Flying Fair Lady

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Harriet Quimby: Flying Fair Lady

Leslie Kerr

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One of the first women to fly, the fashionable Harriet Quimby (1875–1912) came of age in the fading years of a gilded era, determined to have more than the life of a farmer’s wife. Beautiful, intelligent, and forever seeking the next adventure when her life ended tragically at age thirty-seven, this extraordinary pioneer had accomplished what most—women or men—only dream about. Here is the remarkable story of Quimby’s groundbreaking work in aviation, photojournalism, fashion design, script writing, and advertising. As a celebrity journalist in New York, she was also a mouthpiece for women, minorities, and social justice issues. “I  think I shall do something someday,” she once remarked. This recognition of her legacy is long overdue.

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 9 color, 83 b/w | 112 pp
ISBN13: 9780764350672 | Binding: hard cover

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Writer and editor Leslie Kerr began her career as a reporter for the Valley News in Los Angeles. Since then, she has worked for several magazines and trade journals including Bride’s (Conde Nast) and the California State Bar Journal and has led numerous writing classes and seminars across the country and abroad. She is the owner of LKB Associates, an editorial consulting firm, and lives in Westport, Connecticut, with her husband Drew Birns, who was the “voice” of the The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Harriet Quimby: Flying Fair Lady is her first nonfiction book.