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Autobiography of the famous flyer which describes her own ambitions to become a pilot and offers advice to others.

The first woman to solo across the Atlantic recalls her youth, early encounters with flying, career as a pilot, and feminine pioneers in aviation.

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"Miss Earhart knows a great deal about aviation, especially as arts and business and her pages are full of experiences, the information, the little things and the big things the public likes to know about."
New York Times

"... an account of the vibrant aviator's childhood, her fascination with aviation, and her life through her 1932 flight across the Atlantic." — Booklist

Library Journal
Released in 1932, five years before Earhart sped down a runway never to return, the aviatrix's own story also chronicles other women pilots' historic role in the early development of aviation. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
NY Times Book Review
"Her pages are full of the experiences, the information, the little things and the big things the public likes to know about."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780915864553
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 219
  • Sales rank: 386,812
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Posted April 30, 2015

    I am a high school sophomore and I chose to read this book for m

    I am a high school sophomore and I chose to read this book for my research project. This book was actually the best book that I have ever read. Amelia was such a down to earth person and it was great to get more background information about not only her but her childhood, family, and education. It made me happy to read about how happy she was to fly. In the book Amelia expresses the love and passion for flying. Not only did Amelia inspire me to follow my dreams, she also inspired me to be myself, and to be humble. Whoever reads this book will not be disappointed. I chose this book not knowing anything about Amelia, but know I feel like her and I are best friends. The way that the words are written makes it seem as if your there going through everything with her. The only disappointment I did experience was the fact that her and I were not friends in real life.

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