WorldCat Identities

O'Brien, Keith 1973-

Overview
Works: 5 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 2,780 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Autobiographies  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Keith O'Brien
Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history by Keith O'Brien( Book )

10 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi-day events, and cities vied with one another to host them. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully stared death in the face. Well, the men were hailed. Female pilots were more often ridiculed than praised for what the press portrayed as silly efforts to horn in on a manly, and deadly, pursuit. Keith O'Brien recounts how a cadre of women banded together to break the original glass ceiling: the entrenched prejudice that conspired to keep them out of the sky. O'Brien weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high-school dropout who worked for a dry cleaner in Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcee; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at the constraints of her blue-blood family's expectations; and Louise Thaden, the mother of two young kids who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to race against the men -- and in 1936, one of them would triumph in the toughest race of all
Catching the sky : two brothers, one family, and our dream to fly by Colten Moore( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Colten Moore explains how--in the wake of the devastating freestyle snowmobile accident that killed his older brother, Caleb, at Aspen's Winter X Games--he managed to return to win gold"--
Outside shot : big dreams, hard times, and one county's quest for basketball greatness by Keith O'Brien( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the efforts of the coach and four seniors from the once-prestigious Scott County High School basketball team in Kentucky to recover from a slump related to the economy, racial and religious tensions, and other community divides
Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history by Keith O'Brien( Recording )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the story of five women, including Amelia Earhart, who successfully fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s
Outside shot : big dreams, hard times, and one county's quest for basketball greatness by Keith O'Brien( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
O'Brien, Keith Michael 1973-

Languages
English (32)