Last Flight [NOOK Book]

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Earhart's account of her ill-fated last flight around the world, begun in 1937, remains one of the most moving and absorbing adventure stories of all time. Compiled here are dispatches, letters, diary entries and charts she sent to her husband at each stage of her trip.

Diary entries and letters she sent back during her ill-fated trip around the world.

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Overview

Earhart's account of her ill-fated last flight around the world, begun in 1937, remains one of the most moving and absorbing adventure stories of all time. Compiled here are dispatches, letters, diary entries and charts she sent to her husband at each stage of her trip.

Diary entries and letters she sent back during her ill-fated trip around the world.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This reprint of the chronicle of what turned out to be her last flying mission is sure to win new fans for the famed aviatrix. Earhart set out to circle the globe in 1937, with the aid of navigator Fred Noonan, and was lost after taking off from Lae, New Guinea, only 7000 miles short of the journey's completion. This narrative, assembled by Earhart's husband, the publisher G. P. Putnam, from her letters, diary and dispatches, reveals the pilot to be a cheerful, gallant soul, ever responsive to the earth's beauties. Entries in her log book are as likely to refer to rainbows and the fantastic shapes of clouds as to readings from her instrument panel. Her thoughts on equal opportunities for women are timely and inspiring 51 years later: ``Women should do for themselves what men have already doneand occasionally what men have not donethereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action.'' Unfortunately, the author is not so forward-thinking when it comes to race (black mechanics look ``considerably simian''), although she decries what Americans did to Africans, ``these proud people, so handsome and intelligent in the setting of their own country.'' Given the marvelous, stirring content of this book, a more detailed foreword, including a capsule biography, would be appreciated by a generation of readers unfamiliar with Earhart's accomplishments. Illustrations not seen by PW. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307715937
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/22/2009
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 140
  • Sales rank: 591,852
  • File size: 4 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Amelia Earhart

    Overall, everything was very well described and written. My friend and i are trying to uncover the mystery of what happened to her. ( what, where, she is and happened to her) it really helped! Thanks for the amazing book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2011

    Recommended

    Great read for those who are aviation and history enthusiasts. I am a female pilot, and was very intrigued to read Amelia's first hand account of what her last travels were like. Also, it was amazing to see copies of her actual letters in her hand writing copied into the book. She was and still is an inspiration to pilots all around the world. Loved this book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2011

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    to bad her plan crashed

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Udjjjjs

    Do not i repeat do not buy this expensice freaking book for a biography report!!!! It might good or one about her last flight (lol) but not for on about her life...

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    SHE WRITES BOOKS???????!!

    I CANNOT BELIEVE AMELIA EARHEART WRITES BOOKS.from amelia harper

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2011

    omg

    omg i did not know amelia earhart wrote books i must read it and yes too bad she crashed i really want to read this

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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