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Amelia: A Life of the Aviation Legend
     

Amelia: A Life of the Aviation Legend

by Donald M. Goldstein, Katherine V. Dillon
 

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Bestselling authors Donald Goldstein and Katherine Dillon provide new insights into a mystery that has confounded searchers for sixty years. Much more than an investigation of Amelia Earhart's disappearance, however, this intimate biography describes a compelling young woman who rejected society's traditional female role to pursue an exciting, path-breaking career and

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Bestselling authors Donald Goldstein and Katherine Dillon provide new insights into a mystery that has confounded searchers for sixty years. Much more than an investigation of Amelia Earhart's disappearance, however, this intimate biography describes a compelling young woman who rejected society's traditional female role to pursue an exciting, path-breaking career and who overcame the stigma such independence brought her. Amelia Earhart inspired many to reach for the skies. Her indefatigable spirit was, and still is, an inspiration to millions.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
YAUnlike the majority of books on Earhart, this one focuses on her entire life, and not just her mysterious disappearance. The authors strongly emphasize that their subject was much more than another aviator trying to set new records. Beginning with her childhood, they analyze why Earhart became not only one of aviation's great pioneers, but also a champion of women's rights and a devoted member of her family. When the inevitable disappearance is covered, it is handled with an almost scientific methodology, looking at all of the currently held theories. The book flows smoothly and is accessible to YAs. A must-read for any teen interested in aviation.John Kiefman, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Booknews
A balanced biography of this American icon, covering her early life and career, her marriage, her solo crossing of the Atlantic and other firsts, and her preparations for a round-the-world flight, and her disappearance. Discusses communication problems on that flight, attempts at rescue, and the flood of theories about her disappearance. Includes b&w photos, some never before published. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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"Earhart's story soars again. . . . Most compelling is the portrayal of Earhart as traiblazer, a woman who confronted expectations of her time and shattered them."

"Presents an altogether different point of view on the oft-told tale of Amelia Earhart and shows her in a most attractive and human way."

"A vivid portrait of a fascinating person who had a personality so captivating, who was so glad to be alive, and so dedicated to her chosen field that her reputation as a loyal, entertaining, and inspirational woman endures to this day."

“Presents an altogether different point of view . . . of Amelia Earhart and shows her in a most attractive and human way.”

“A vivid portrait of a fascinating person who had a personality so captivating, who was so glad to be alive, and so dedicated to her chosen field that her reputation as a loyal, entertaining, and inspirational woman endures to this day.”

"Earhart's story soars again. . . . Most compelling is the portrayal of Earhart as traiblazer, a woman who confronted expectations of her time and shattered them."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597970952
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
09/30/2007
Series:
Potomac's Paperback Classics
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,121,089
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The late Katherine V. Dillon, Donald M. Goldstein and the late Gordon W. Prange created numerous World War II classics, including At Dawn We Slept; Miracle at Midway; and God’s Samurai: Lead Pilot at Pearl Harbor (Brassey’s, Inc., reprint 2003). They also collaborated with historian J. Michael Wenger on several books, including The Way It Was: Pearl Harbor-The Original Photographs (Brassey’s, Inc., 1995); Rain of Ruin: A Photographic History of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Brassey’s, Inc., 1995); and The Pearl Harbor Papers.

Donald M. Goldstein is a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, a professor of public and international affairs, and a best-selling author. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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