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Amelia Earhart : The Sky's No Limit

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A exciting new biography of America's first lady of flight. As a tomboy growing up in Kansas, Amelia Earhart delighted in trying new and risky things, once even building a roller-coaster in her grandparents' backyard. In her 20s she fell in love with flight while watching an aerobatics exhibition and grew even more enthralled when she took her first airplane ride. At age 24 she earned her pilot's wings and 1928 took part in the transatlantic "Friendship" flight. Her willowy build, wholesome smile, and tousled blonde hair invited comparison to the celebrated pilot Charles Lindbergh, and "Lady Lindy" charmed the public with her unassuming manner. Lori Van Pelt's Amelia Earhart: The Sky's No Limit takes readers through Earhart's career triumphs and tragedies. It explorers not only her accomplishments in the field of flight, but also her struggles in the male-dominated world of aviation. Named to the New York Public Library's Best Books for the Teen Age 2006show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 127 x 185.42 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
  • FORGE
  • New York
  • English
  • Frontispiece; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765324830
  • 9780765324832
  • 1,797,161

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, including Dreamers and Schemers and Capital Characters of Old Cheyenne. She is a member of Western Writers of America and makes their home on her husband's ranch near Saratoga, Wyoming.show more

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"Should be on everybody''s reading list for it reminds us of just how brave America''s ''Lady Lindy'' was.."show more

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135 ratings
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