Amelia Earhart: A Life in Flight (Sterling Biographies Series)

Amelia Earhart: A Life in Flight (Sterling Biographies Series)

by Victoria Garrett Jones
     
 

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It's hard to imagine the risks and dangers Amelia Earhart faced in the early years of aviation each time she piloted a plane. After her first ride in 1920, Amelia "knew I myself had to fly," even though there were few women pilots at that time. In 1921 at the age of twenty-four, she had not only taken flying lessons but also managed to buy her own aircraft.

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It's hard to imagine the risks and dangers Amelia Earhart faced in the early years of aviation each time she piloted a plane. After her first ride in 1920, Amelia "knew I myself had to fly," even though there were few women pilots at that time. In 1921 at the age of twenty-four, she had not only taken flying lessons but also managed to buy her own aircraft. Amelia would go on to set major aviation records�she was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and the first person to cross it twice by air. In 1937, Amelia set out on a flight around the world she belived would be the grand achievement of her aviation career. Three-quarters of the way around the globe, Amelia disappeared in the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, never to be seen again. Although her own story ended too quickly, she inspired women everywhere to reach goals previously undreamed of.

Sterling Biographies are packed with information and unique images ranging from rare documentary photography and artwork to maps and personal artifacts. Young readers will be captivated by riveting first-person accounts and dramatic events told in an accessible and intimate style. This series will assist readers in their introduction to history's most fascinating figures.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402751578
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Series:
Sterling Biographies Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
272,823
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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