Amelia Earhart: The Thrill of Itby Susan Wels
Pub. Date: 10/13/2009
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
She was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and the first person to fly solo across the Pacific. But Amelia Earhart was also a photographer, poet, hospital worker, truck hauler, fashion designer, social worker, and student of chemistry, physics, and medicinebefore she vanished mysteriously in her airplane over the Pacific Ocean in July 1937
She was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and the first person to fly solo across the Pacific. But Amelia Earhart was also a photographer, poet, hospital worker, truck hauler, fashion designer, social worker, and student of chemistry, physics, and medicinebefore she vanished mysteriously in her airplane over the Pacific Ocean in July 1937.
Amelia Earhart: The Thrill of It is the first premium-quality illustrated biography to cover all facets of the icon’s life, featuring never-before-seen photographs, artifacts, letters, documents, and maps. It will include fascinating newly-revealed details about Amelia’s life and bring the story of her disappearance up-to-date with the latest information about the search for her remains in the Pacific Ocean. Above all, Amelia Earhart: The Thrill of It vividly captures the essence of Amelia Earhart and her unorthodox, unflinching zeal for living life.
Amelia: The Thrill of It will publish to coincide with the major motion film, Amelia, starring Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, and Ewan McGregor.
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I am a high school sophomore who had to do a research project. This book had a lot of information and interesting facts about Amelia Earhart. It covered from when she was a little child to when she began to fly and then to the time of her disappearance. I really enjoyed this book because it not only gave a lot of information about her but it also gave some pictures of important events in her life. I also like the fact that they included flying records, a map of her flight and a index just in case you needed to find something. There was one thing I didn't like and that was the fact that they gave too much background information about her family. I personally think that they needed to focus more on Amelia herself. This book is perfect if you want to get in dept with her family and their background information. Now that I have read this book, I feel like I understand more about her and her life. This is a perfect book for children and even teenagers to understand. Even though the book may not have answered all my questions, I would recommend this book to anyone that needs to know about Amelia herself, about her flights over the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and her disappearance. It is also a fun book with lots of interesting pictures for you to look at.