Synopses & Reviews
She outflew Amelia Earhart, outsmarted Howard Hughes, outdrank the Mexican army, and outmaneuvered the U.S. government--the first time Pancho Barnes's story has been told with such authority and affection. She ended badly, but she burned and sparkled with a lust for life that set her apart from almost anyone else. 16-page insert.
In a biography written with authority and affection, Kessler presents the true life story of Pancho Barnes--the woman who outflew Amelia Earhart, outsmarted Howard Hughes, outdrank the Mexican army, and outmaneuvered the U.S. government. 16-page insert.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-289) and index.
About the Author
Lauren Kessler is the author of nine books, among them Stubborn Twig, which received the Frances Fuller Victor Award for the year's best work of literary nonfiction. She directs the grad-uate program in literary nonfiction at the University of Oregon in Eugene, where she lives with her husband and three children.