By Doris L. Rich
She died mysteriously sooner than she used to be 40. but within the final decade of her lifestyles Amelia Earhart soared from obscurity to reputation because the best-known girl aviator on the earth. She set list after record—among them, the 1st trans-Atlantic solo flight via a girl, a flight that introduced Earhart on a double occupation as a fighter for women's rights and a tireless crusader for advertisement air shuttle. Doris L. Rich's exhaustively researched biography downplays the “What occurred to Amelia Earhart?” fable by means of disclosing who Amelia Earhart relatively used to be: a lady of 3 centuries, born within the 19th, pioneering within the 20th, and advocating beliefs and goals appropriate to the twenty-first.
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With a mix of bold and adroit public kin, Amelia Earhart reigned as "Queen of the Air" throughout the interval among her first transatlantic flight in 1928 and her premature disappearance over the Pacific 9 years later. This fast paced, richly certain biography finds an aloof, self sufficient lady who grimly persevered the general public clamor and cross-country lecture circuit with the intention to fund her wish to fly. In 1931 she married her publicist, George P. Putnam, whose brash schemes to capitalize on her aviation feats turned more and more foolhardy, prime as much as her ultimate, deadly attempt to fly around the globe. the writer exhibits Earhart was once additionally a tireless champion of women's rights, pacifism and advertisement aviation, which used to be nonetheless in its infancy. whereas a few puzzled her flair as a pilot, few denied the promotional allure of this beautiful "Lady Lindy." wealthy, whose diverse occupation has integrated journalism, images and educating, vividly reminds us how primitive and unsafe early flight was once. Illustrations now not noticeable through PW.
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Amelia Earhart: A Biography by Doris L. Rich