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The Barnstormer and the Lady
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The Barnstormer and the Lady


This is the story of Walter and Olive Ann Beech, the remarkable couple whose careers spanned virtually the entire history of American aviation. It is also the story of a marriage, a marriage of opposites. Walter was a charming rascal, a hard-living barnstormer. Olive Ann was a shy small-town Kansas girl who hid that shyness behind an imperious manner and a backbone of steel.Together they founded Beech Aircraft Corp. in the teeth of the Great Depression and guided their company to fame and fortune.
230 pages
Hard cover


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