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Amelia : the centennial biography of an aviation pioneer

Author: Donald M Goldstein; Katherine V Dillon
Publisher: Washington [DC] : Brassey's, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A leader of her generation, Amelia was well educated, at one time studying to become a physician. She was an early champion of women's rights who never alienated those who disagreed with her ideas. Amelia cared deeply for her family and supported her mother and sister financially until her death. In addition to her career as a pilot, she wrote and lectured tirelessly about her adventures. The combination of Amelia's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goldstein, Donald M.
Amelia.
Washington [DC] : Brassey's, ©1997
(OCoLC)747304689
Named Person: Amelia Earhart; Amelia Earhart; Amelia Earhart; Amelia Earhart; Amelia Earhart
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald M Goldstein; Katherine V Dillon
ISBN: 1574881345 9781574881349
OCLC Number: 36011550
Description: xii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Takeoff --
Childhood Idyll --
Shadow on the Sun --
Amelia Finds Wings --
"Ask for Amelia Earhart" --
The Flight of the Friendship --
Ticker Tape and Travel --
Gain and Loss --
Daughter, Sister, Wife --
High Flight --
Vindication --
Europe Welcomes Amelia --
The White House and Elsewhere --
On the Ground and in the Sky --
West to East --
Mexican Venture --
Work and Honors --
The Flying Laboratory --
Plans and Warnings --
Flight into Mystery --
False Start --
Entr'acte --
Miami Takeoff --
South America and South Atlantic --
Across Africa --
India and the Monsoons --
Problems --
Poised for Departure --
Disaster --
The Early Searches --
The Last Search Phase --
The Aftermath --
The Rumor Mill --
An Open-Ended Case.
Responsibility: Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon.

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Published on the 100th anniversary of Amelia Earhart's birth, this book reviews the literature and theories about what happened in 1937 when the famous aviatrix disappeared at the age of 39 over the  Read more...

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