Last Flight

Last Flight

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by Amelia Earhart
     
 

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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.

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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.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307715937
Publisher:
Crown/Archetype
Publication date:
12/22/2009
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
140
Sales rank:
719,347
File size:
4 MB

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The Last Flight 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous 6 months ago
&hearts Omigosh love!!!!
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Anonymous 6 months ago
Amazing story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore student who had to do a research project on Amelia Earhart. I have always been interested in learning new facts about Amelia Earhart, and this book was filled lots of information about her. One of my favorite things that I have learned about her was that she was a feminist and that she cared for women’s rights.She inspired me more than before when I read this book because she didn’t care about what anyone else thought of her and she took chances to achieve her goals in aviation. It was fascinating to read about her childhood and learning that she stood out as a young girl. Although I am very interested in learning about Amelia, the book was very dry to me and I had trouble staying focused. I felt that Butler put a lot more detail than needed. When I plan to read for an hour, after only reading thirty minutes into the book, I feel as if I’ve been reading for long time. I do believe that this book is tiresome due to the fact that I’ve dozed off a couple times while reading. The author puts unnecessary information on Amelia’s ancestry, when the person I’m focused on learning about is Amelia.This book was a good resource to learn more information on Amelia Earhart, but I wish that Butler didn’t include too much unnecessary details on non-important subjects which unfortunately made the book to lengthy and boring to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Uptown f*ck
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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...
Bob Watkins More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I CANNOT BELIEVE AMELIA EARHEART WRITES BOOKS.from amelia harper
Christa Heinze More than 1 year ago
to bad her plan crashed