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Come Fly the World: The women of PanAm at war & peace

$34.99

Come Fly the World: The women of PanAm at war & peace

SKU: 9781785786884 Category: Product ID: 168140

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Title: Come Fly the World: The women of PanAm at war & peace
Author: COOKE JULIA
Format: HARDCOVER
Publication date: 04/05/2021
Imprint: ICON
Price: $34.99
Publishing status: NOT YET PUBLISHED

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.

ISBN: 9781785786884
Dimension: 216mm X 135mm
Pages: 352

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Dimensions 216 × 135 mm