The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller

Author: Carol Baxter

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925693619

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 6761


The remarkable true story of a beguiling Melbourne housewife who in the 1920s seeks international fame, fortune and adventure as an aviator and finds herself as the central figure in a sensational American murder trial. 'Mrs Keith Miller, internationally known aviatrix, was taken to the county jail here today and held for investigation by State Attorney's investigators. Jail attendants said they understood she was held in connection with the shooting of an airline pilot.' Petite, glamorous and beguiling, Jessie 'Chubbie' Miller was one remarkable woman … flyer, thrill seeker, heartbreaker. No adventure was too wild for her, no danger too extreme. And all over the world men adored her. When the young Jessie left suburban Melbourne and her newspaperman husband in 1927, little did she know that she'd become the first woman to complete an England to Australia flight (with a black silk gown thrown into her small flight bag, just in case), or fly the first air race for women with Amelia Earhart, or that she would disappear over the Florida Straits feared lost forever only to charm her way to a rescue. Nor could she have predicted that five years later she'd find herself at the centre of one of the most notorious and controversial murder trials in United States history. And this all began with something as ridiculously mundane as a pat of butter. The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller is a spellbinding story of an extraordinary woman — an international celebrity during the golden age of aviation — and her passionate and spirited life.

The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller

Author: Carol Baxter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911617921

Category: Air pilots

Page: 376

View: 4376


The remarkable true story of a beguiling Melbourne housewife who in the 1920s seeks international fame, fortune, and adventure as an aviator and finds herself as the central figure in a sensational American murder trial. 'Mrs Keith Miller, internationally known aviatrix, was taken to the county jail here today and held for investigation by State Attorney's investigators. Jail attendants said they understood she was held in connection with the shooting of an airline pilot.' Petite, glamorous, and beguiling, Jessie 'Chubbie' Miller was one remarkable woman ... flyer, thrill seeker, heartbreaker. No adventure was too wild for her, no danger too extreme. And all over the world men adored her. When the young Jessie left suburban Melbourne and her newspaperman husband in 1927, little did she know that she'd become the first woman to complete an England to Australia flight (with a black silk gown thrown into her small flight bag, just in case), or fly the first air race for women with Amelia Earhart, or that she would disappear over the Florida Straits feared lost forever only to charm her way to a rescue. Nor could she have predicted that five years later she'd find herself at the centre of one of the most notorious and controversial murder trials in United States history. And this all began with something as ridiculously mundane as a pat of butter. The Fabulous Flying Mrs Milleris a spellbinding story of an extraordinary woman -- an international celebrity during the golden age of aviation -- and her passionate and spirited life.

The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller

Author: Carol Baxter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780369314512

Category:

Page: 756

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Mrs Keith Miller, internationally known aviatrix, was taken to the county jail here today and held for investigation by State Attorney's investigators. Jail attendants said they understood she was held in connection with the shooting of an airline pilot.' Petite, glamorous and beguiling, Jessie 'Chubbie' Miller was one remarkable woman ... flyer, thrill seeker, heartbreaker. No adventure was too wild for her, no danger too extreme. And all over the world men adored her. When the young Jessie left suburban Melbourne and her newspaperman husband in 1927, little did she know that she'd become the first woman to complete an England to Australia flight (with a black silk gown thrown into her small flight bag, just in case), or fly the first air race for women with Amelia Earhart, or that she would disappear over the Florida Straits feared lost forever only to charm her way to a rescue. Nor could she have predicted that five years later she'd find herself at the centre of one of the most notorious and controversial murder trials in United States history. And this all began with something as ridiculously mundane as a pat of butter. The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller is a spellbinding story of an extraordinary woman - an international celebrity during the golden age of aviation - and her passionate and spirited life.

Around-the-World Flights

Author: Patrick M. Stinson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078648716X

Category: Transportation

Page: 267

View: 8946


Since Wilbur and Orville Wright’s first machine-powered flight, adventurers have pondered the prospect of flying around the world. Though in the early 20th century the idea seemed as plausible as traveling to Mars, aviators made their first attempts in the wake of World War I and have never looked back. This history of around-the-world flights explores the endeavor, starting with the first tentative journeys that allowed changing aircraft en route due to expected breakdowns. Once flying machines demonstrated reliable performance over global distances, a period of one-upmanship emerged, with each new venture striving to outdo the previous one. Today, even with international air travel having become routine, aviators strive to set records, now using unconventional aircraft and fuel sources. Paying tribute to the supporting personnel as well as to the flight captains at the center of attention, this work celebrates aviation’s continued spirit of adventure.

The Fabulous Carousels

Author: John L. Nelson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491739061

Category: Fiction

Page: 494

View: 3849


"The Fabulous Carousels" is a historical novel based on a true story. You will love this book if you ever played in a garage band and dreamed of going on the road. Children of the '60's, JFK conspiracy theorist, historians, psychologists, and open-minded readers who enjoy a fast-moving picaresque novel with a good laugh and cry will also be rewarded. This edgy comedy/tragedy is spun by saint and sinner Rocky Strong, leader of the Carousels. Rocky chronicles youthful dreams, free love, easy drugs, the American Mafia, CIA black ops, JFK's assassination, tectonic cultural shifts, and, finally, a path to self-actualization. Join the Fabulous Carousels, "The Pride of Dixie," as they chase dreams of becoming celebrity heroes in the early '60's--struggling to keep time with changing times in America.

Montana Wild

Author: Vanessa Vale

Publisher: Bridger Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 734


Violet Miller is a teacher savoring her summer break until she's been called in as emergency reinforcements—of the dating kind. She volunteers to help an old flame by pretending to be his girlfriend. In Alaska. At a family reunion. Since the guy is a handsome, lumberjack-sized doctor she's never quite forgotten, faking a relationship won't be hard work—while wishing for more. Mike Ostranski is a desperate man on vacation. His mother wants grandchildren and sees a crazy Alaskan woman as a candidate for daughter-in-law. Mike needs Violet by his side to deflect the lady's advances. A week in Alaska as boyfriend and girlfriend should be easy for them. They grew up together, even had a brief fling. What could possibly go wrong? If you love cowboy romance in the style of Sophie Oak, Maisey Yates, Lorelei James and Kennedy Fox, be sure to read USAT Bestselling Author Vanessa Vale’s exciting steamy contemporary and historical book series! Cowboys, adventure, and hot romance all in one place! Over one MILLION books sold! Tags: cowboys, western, small town romance, contemporary, billionaire, workplace romance, medical, sport, military, new adult, paranormal romance, shifter romance, mistaken identity, secret baby, firefighter, rodeo, police, detective, mystery, romantic suspense, historical romance, American western, Montana, collections, anthologies

Literature and the Child

Author: Lee Galda,Lauren A. Liang,Bernice E. Cullinan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305854985

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 4003


LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the genres and formats of children’s literature and guidance on using literature in the classroom. With a focus on diverse award-winning titles, this market-leading text includes beautifully written and illustrated discussions of exemplary titles for readers in nursery school through middle school. A stunning design features interior illustrations by Lauren Stringer, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Each genre chapter contains criteria for evaluating literary quality, equipping students with a resource to guide text selection in the classroom. Practical, research-based information about teaching appears throughout, including sample teaching ideas and an emphasis on the importance of selecting and teaching complex texts. Extensive booklists provide excellent, ongoing resources and highlight texts that emphasize diversity. This text helps teachers understand how to select books that best serve their curriculum goals as well as the interests and needs of their students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Haunted

Author: Susan Cooper,Joseph Delaney,Berlie Doherty,Jamila Gavin,Matt Haig,Robin Jarvis,Derek Landy,Sam Llewellyn,Mal Peet,Philip Reeve,Eleanor Updale

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1849398933

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7554


Derek Landy, Philip Reeve, Joseph Delaney, Susan Cooper, Eleanor Updale, Jamila Gavin, Mal Peet, Matt Haig, Berlie Doherty, Robin Jarvis and Sam Llewellyn have come together to bring you eleven ghost stories: from a ghost walk around York; to a drowned boy, who's determined to find someone to play with; to a lost child trapped in a mirror, ready to pull you in; to devilish creatures, waiting with bated breath for their next young victim; to an ancient woodland reawakened. Some will make you scream, some will make you shiver, but all will haunt you gently long after you've put the book down.