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Come Fly the World: The Women of Pan Am at War and Peace

Come Fly the World: The Women of Pan Am at War and Peace (Hardback)

By Cooke, Julia

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    16 Jun 21

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 Am Airlines 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.
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ISBN 9781785786884
Released NZ 16 Jun 2021
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Format Hardback
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781785786884
Stock Release date is 16 June 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Imprint Icon Books Ltd
Released 16 Jun 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Cooke, Julia
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
True Stories
True Stories: Discovery / Historical / Scientific
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Social & Cultural History
Transport: General Interest
Travel Writing
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Dewey Code 387.706573
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Flight attendants - History - United States
NBS Text Travel Writing
ONIX Text General/trade