By Doris L. Rich
She died mysteriously ahead of she used to be 40. but within the final decade of her lifestyles Amelia Earhart soared from obscurity to status because the best-known woman aviator on this planet. She set checklist after record—among them, the 1st trans-Atlantic solo flight through 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 way of disclosing who Amelia Earhart fairly was once: 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 mix of bold and adroit public family members, 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 unique biography unearths an aloof, self sustaining lady who grimly continued the general public clamor and cross-country lecture circuit that allows you 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 all over the world. the writer exhibits Earhart used to be additionally a tireless champion of women's rights, pacifism and advertisement aviation, which used to be nonetheless in its infancy. whereas a few wondered her flair as a pilot, few denied the promotional allure of this beautiful "Lady Lindy." wealthy, whose various occupation has incorporated journalism, images and instructing, vividly reminds us how primitive and hazardous early flight was once. Illustrations now not visible by way of PW.
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