Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

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Amelia Earhart (1897 - 1937) earned her pilot's wings in her early twenties and became the best-known female aviator of her time-probably of all time. In 1928, as a passenger in the Fokker tri-motor "Friendship," she became the first woman to cross the Atlantic in an airplane. Four years later, she flew the ocean solo, duplicating Charles Lindbergh's much-heralded 1927 flight. During her two-decade career as a pilot, Earhart set altitude records, speed records, and transcontinental flight records and was the first person to solo the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to California, and the first to fly an autogiro (predecessor to today's helicopter) across the country. In 1937, Earhart attempted to fly around the world at the Equator but, just days before her fortieth birthday, she vanished, together with navigator Fred Noonan, en route to tiny Howland Island in the Pacific. President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the largest ocean search ever undertaken but no trace of the Lockheed Electra nor of Earhart and Noonan was found.
The circumstances of their disappearance have yet to be unravelled but searches by independent individuals and groups continue, and the new technologies being employed may eventually solve the mystery.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 24mm | 322.06g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765310619
  • 9780765310613
  • 1,809,605

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""Amelia Earhart: The Sky's No Limit" should be on everybody's reading list, for it reminds us of just how brave America's 'Lady Lindy' was, how much she accomplished and how great were the risks she knowingly took. Lori Van Pelt, succeeds in capturing Amelia's personality as well as those of the many celebrities who surrounded her. This exceedingly well-written tribute to Amelia Earhart portrays her as a true American Hero, one whose memory needs to be rekindled in these trying times."--Col. Walter Boyne (USAF, ret.), former director of the National Air and Space Museum, "New York Times" bestselling author
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About Lori Van Pelt

Lori Van Pelt is a former newspaperwoman whose nonfiction work has appeared in "Pilot Getaways," "Private Pilot," and numerous other magazines. Her short fiction has appeared in many anthologies and she is author of books of regional history and she has recently completed a collection of historical short fiction, forthcoming from the University of New Mexico Press. She is a member of Western Writers of America and makes their home on her husband's ranch near Saratoga, Wyoming.
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