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Happy Bottom Riding Club

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Lauren Kessler tells the story of a high-spirited, headstrong woman; Florence "Pancho" Barnes who was proud of her successes, unabashed by her failures, and the architect of her own legend.

$19.00

Pancho Barnes was a force of nature, a woman who lived a big, messy, colorful, unconventional life. She ran through three fortunes, four husbands, and countless lovers. She outflew Amelia Earhart, outsmarted Howard Hughes, outdrank the Mexican Army, and out- maneuvered the U.S. government. In The Happy Bottom Riding Club, award-winning author Lauren Kessler tells the story of a high-spirited, headstrong woman who was proud of her successes, unabashed by her failures, and the architect of her own legend. Florence "Pancho" Barnes was a California heiress who inherited a love of flying from her grandfather, a pioneer balloonist in the Civil War. Faced with a future of domesticity and upper-crust pretensions, she ran away from her responsibilities as wife and mother to create her own life. She cruised South America. She trekked through Mexico astride a burro. She hitchhiked halfway across the United States. Then, in the late 1920s, she took to the skies, one of a handful of female pilots. Author Lauren Kessler. 352 pages.

  • 352 Pages
  • Biography
  • Paperback

Specification

Happy Bottom Riding Club

Category Non Fiction
Format Paperback