Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

The Turbulent Life of An American Icon

Book - 2010
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"When Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific in 1937, she was at the height of her fame. Fascination with Earhart remains just as strong today, as her mysterious disappearance continues to inspire speculation. In this nuanced and often surprising biography, acclaimed aviation historian Kathleen C. Winters moves beyond the caricature of the spunky, precocious pilot to offer a more complex portrait. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary accounts, airline records, and other original research, this book reveals a flawed heroine who was frequently reckless and lacked basic navigation skills, but who was also a canny manipulator of mass media. Winters details how Earhart and her husband, publisher George Putnam, worked to establish her as an international icon, even as other spectacular pilots went unnoticed. Sympathetic yet unsentimental, this biography helps us to see Amelia Earhart with fresh eyes"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780230616691
0230616690
Branch Call Number: BIO Earhart A.
Characteristics: vi, 242 p. :,ill., map ;,25 cm.

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Dec 18, 2012

wow! i never knew how much Amelia Earhart went through.

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Dec 27, 2010

It is always refreshing when a writer adds new insight into what society has proclaimed to be fact. Amelia Earhart was a brave woman and did add to the advancement of women being accepted as equals to men but she did not stand in the upper ranks of true women aviators and that was her most desired goal and the one that pushed her to the fatal edge.

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