By Doris L. Rich
She died mysteriously prior to 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 list after record—among them, the 1st trans-Atlantic solo flight through a girl, a flight that introduced Earhart on a double profession as a fighter for women's rights and a tireless crusader for advertisement air commute. Doris L. Rich's exhaustively researched biography downplays the “What occurred to Amelia Earhart?” delusion by way of disclosing who Amelia Earhart particularly was once: a lady of 3 centuries, born within the 19th, pioneering within the 20th, and advocating beliefs and desires suitable to the twenty-first.
From Publishers Weekly:
With a mix of bold and adroit public family, 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 moving, richly unique biography unearths an aloof, self sustaining lady who grimly persevered the general public clamor and cross-country lecture circuit as a way 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 worldwide. the writer indicates Earhart was once additionally a tireless champion of women's rights, pacifism and advertisement aviation, which was once nonetheless in its infancy. whereas a few wondered her flair as a pilot, few denied the promotional attraction of this beautiful "Lady Lindy." wealthy, whose diverse profession has integrated journalism, images and instructing, vividly reminds us how primitive and hazardous early flight was once. Illustrations now not visible through PW.
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