Letters from Amelia: An Intimate Portrait of Amelia Earhart

Letters from Amelia: An Intimate Portrait of Amelia Earhart

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by Jean L. Backus
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780807067031
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
06/01/1983
Pages:
262

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Letters from Amelia: An Intimate Portrait of Amelia Earhart 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
brf1948 More than 1 year ago
I went on a treasure hunt in the boxes in the garage, and finally found this book again in the 7th box of books I moved from Texas in 2004. I have read several biographies of Amelia, and this is the one I liked the best. I needed to read it again after I finished the new biography of Sally Ride, to be sure I was remembering it correctly. I was. The parallels between the lives of these two women are remarkable similar. Both women advanced the acceptance of females in 'mens' job one hundred fold, at great cost to themselves. Both were uncomfortable with crowds, preferred solitude and privacy, hated to be touched. Both women were willing to sacrifice their comfort and well being to achieve their dreams. We owe them both a great deal for the legacy they left us. This is an older book published I believe in 1982, but it is an interesting look into her life, a great deal of it portrayed in letters written to her mother and sister.