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 woman aviator on this planet. She set checklist after record—among them, the 1st trans-Atlantic solo flight by means of a lady, a flight that introduced Earhart on a double profession as a fighter for women's rights and a tireless crusader for advertisement air go back and forth. Doris L. Rich's exhaustively researched biography downplays the “What occurred to Amelia Earhart?” fantasy by way of disclosing who Amelia Earhart quite used to be: a girl of 3 centuries, born within the 19th, pioneering within the 20th, and advocating beliefs and goals proper to the twenty-first.
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With a mixture of bold and adroit public relatives, Amelia Earhart reigned as "Queen of the Air" in the course of the interval among her first transatlantic flight in 1928 and her premature disappearance over the Pacific 9 years later. This fast moving, richly exact biography unearths an aloof, self sufficient lady who grimly continued the general public clamor and cross-country lecture circuit as a way 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, best as much as her ultimate, deadly attempt to fly all over the world. the writer exhibits Earhart was once additionally a tireless champion of women's rights, pacifism and advertisement aviation, which was once nonetheless in its infancy. whereas a few puzzled her flair as a pilot, few denied the promotional attraction of this beautiful "Lady Lindy." wealthy, whose assorted profession has incorporated journalism, images and educating, vividly reminds us how primitive and hazardous early flight was once. Illustrations now not visible via PW.
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