Amelia [NOOK Book]

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The 1937 disappearance of aviation legend Amelia Earhart in a remote area of the Pacific as she attempted to circumnavigate the globe still inspires searches and theories about how her journey and life ended. In fact, the mysteries surrounding her fate often overshadows her accomplishments as a pilot and author. Who was this high-flying woman who lived as if she were invincible but understood she was anything but? Here, from historian Nancy Nahra, is her inspiring story. ...
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Amelia

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Overview

The 1937 disappearance of aviation legend Amelia Earhart in a remote area of the Pacific as she attempted to circumnavigate the globe still inspires searches and theories about how her journey and life ended. In fact, the mysteries surrounding her fate often overshadows her accomplishments as a pilot and author. Who was this high-flying woman who lived as if she were invincible but understood she was anything but? Here, from historian Nancy Nahra, is her inspiring story.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015527131
  • Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/11/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 10,040
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Nancy Nahra has published numerous articles in scholarly journals in the history and the humanities both in the United States and England. With Willard Sterne Randall, she has co-authored four volumes of history and biography. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colby College in Maine, she holds an M.A. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from Princeton. She has studied and been a tutor at the Ecole normale supérieure in Paris. Widely published as an award-winning poet, she has taught literature and language courses in French and in English literature, as well as Latin classics in translation at the University of Vermont and later at John Cabot University in Rome, where she holds a permanent appointment as Visiting Professor of Humanities after having been Poet in Residence there. Most recently at Champlain College in Vermont, she was Professor of Humanities and also served as Coordinator for Humanities.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Amelia Earhart's mysterious disappearance overshadows her life.

    Amelia Earhart's mysterious disappearance overshadows her life. This fast-paced book provides a lively overview of this incredible woman. Recommended.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    Short and to the point

    If you want just the bare basics because you know absolutely nothing about her this is a great book. It's short and to the point.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Correction to Earlier Review!

    My sincerest apologies to the author. I thought I was reviewing a different book so please ignore my previous review which I can't seem to correct! This book was indeed a great read and left you hungering to know the "rest of the story".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    Amelia: A Quick Read

    This is a quick read for anyone curious about the life of an unusual woman of her time. Maybe one would want to use the book as a syllabus for discussion during Woman's History Month. Not aware of much beyond what I have read in newspaper references to Amelia's aviation exploits, I became better informed of the background for those adventures.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2014

    Sad

    Hrat braking

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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