Fearless

Harriet Quimby: A Life Without Limit

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Pub Date 14 Jun 2022 | Archive Date Not set

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In the spirit of the bestseller Fly Girls comes the definitive and compelling true story of Harriet Quimby, the first American woman to receive a pilot's license.

In the early twentieth century, headlines declared that "the era of women has dawned." Against this changing historical backdrop, Harriet Quimby's extraordinary life stands out as the embodiment of this tumultuous, exciting era—when flight was measured in minutes, not miles.

This untold piece of feminist history unveils Quimby's incredible story: rising from humble beginnings as a dirt-poor farm girl to become a globe-trotting journalist, history-making aviator, and international celebrity. With her tragic death in 1912 at the age of thirty-seven, her story faded, with her many accomplishments—the first woman to fly solo over the English Channel among them—overshadowed by major events, including the sinking of the Titanic.

With black and white illustrations throughout, Fearless is the definitive biography of the first licensed female American pilot: one of the most inspiring hidden figures of history.

In the spirit of the bestseller Fly Girls comes the definitive and compelling true story of Harriet Quimby, the first American woman to receive a pilot's license.

In the early twentieth century...


Advance Praise

"A fascinating and consequential look at a pioneering turn-of-the-20th-century woman who lived life on her own terms. Fearless is indeed the right title for Harriet Quimby. Dahler's telling of Quimby's life story and validation of her as a multi-spectrum pioneer is welcome research."

– Dorothy S. Cochrane, Curator, General Aviation/Aeronautics Department National Air and Space Museum



"A fascinating and consequential look at a pioneering turn-of-the-20th-century woman who lived life on her own terms. Fearless is indeed the right title for Harriet Quimby. Dahler's telling of...


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“Amelia Earhart, move over. There’s a new first lady of the skies. Award-winning journalist Don Dahler has brought the invincible—and virtually unknown—Harriet Quimby to rip-roaring life in his invaluable new biography, Fearless. You’ll find yourself speed-reading through the pages, more to find out what she didn’t do, at a time when women were able to do so little. And the final pages of the book kick up with Chariots of Fire-like suspense as she races to become the first woman to fly herself across the English Channel. Quimby—and Dahler—win the race with this riveting new book.”   

– Kim Powers, author of The History of Swimming and Rules for Being Dead

“Amelia Earhart, move over. There’s a new first lady of the skies. Award-winning journalist Don Dahler has brought the invincible—and virtually unknown—Harriet Quimby to rip-roaring life in his...


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ISBN 9781648960352
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