An Interactive Biography of Amelia Earhart (Enhanced Edition) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Includes video footage of Amelia's ticker tape parade and flying a plane in 1937.
Includes pictures of Earhart and important people, places, and events in her life.
Includes a comprehensive analysis of her disappearance and the prevailing theories surrounding her ultimate fate.
Includes a Bibliography for further reading.
*Includes Earhart's most famous and inspiring ...

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An Interactive Biography of Amelia Earhart (Enhanced Edition)

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Overview

Includes video footage of Amelia's ticker tape parade and flying a plane in 1937.
Includes pictures of Earhart and important people, places, and events in her life.
Includes a comprehensive analysis of her disappearance and the prevailing theories surrounding her ultimate fate.
Includes a Bibliography for further reading.
*Includes Earhart's most famous and inspiring quotes.

"The stars seemed near enough to touch and never before have I seen so many. I always believed the lure of flying is the lure of beauty, but I was sure of it that night." – Amelia Earhart

Everyone has read about history’s most important people and events in dense textbooks and classrooms, but words can only say so much. In Charles River Editors’ Interactive Biography series, history comes to life in video and audio, allowing people to not only read history but truly experience it, through the eyes and ears of the people who were there.

During the early 20th century, groundbreaking technology revolutionized transportation both on the ground and in the sky, with new motors making automobiles and airplanes a reality in the 1910s. Around that same time, the feminist movement was underway in the United States, spearheaded by women seeking the right to vote, lobbying for the temperance movement, and trying to make their voices heard.

In just a few short years, Amelia Earhart became the nation’s best known aviatrix. With her fresh face available for promoting everything from luggage to women’s clothing, Earhart was able to finance her own aviation and remain involved in promoting air travel and flying to skeptical Americans. In May 1932, Earhart finally made her solo flight across the Atlantic, for which she received the Distinguished Flying Cross from Congress, the Cross of Knight of the Legion of Honor from the French Government and the Gold Medal of the National Geographic Society from President Herbert Hoover.

By the mid-1930s, Earhart had set a multitude of altitude and distance records, but she wanted to attempt a circumnavigation of the world. After an ill-fated first attempt, Earhart and Fred Noonan set off on another attempt, creating one of the 20th century’s most enduring mysteries. Earhart and Noonan were to land on Howland Island, 1700 miles southwest of Hawaii, but radio transmissions ceased between the plane and authorities on the ground the morning of July 2, 1937. Earhart and Noonan had disappeared, never to be seen again, despite one of the nation’s largest and costliest manhunts to date.

An Interactive Biography of Amelia Earhart looks at the theories attempting to explain her disappearance, but it also humanizes the woman whose sheer love of flying propelled her to unprecedented heights among both the clouds and her countrymen. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events in her life, you will learn about Lady Lindy like you never have before, in no time at all.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781625396778
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors
  • Publication date: 1/27/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 934,504
  • File size: 26 MB
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