The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart

The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart

by Mary S. Lovell

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The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
AnnieBM More than 1 year ago
This biography of Amelia Earhart was quickly appraised as the definitive biography. Mary Lovell does a good job of presenting various sides to Amelia's story achieving a balanced presentation especially of the events of Amelia's final flight. Lovell's writing is somewhat terse and abrupt but this style seems to fit the times and story told. The book starts with Amelia's grandparents, so it is really a biography and not just a story about Amelia as a pilot nor her round the world flight attempt. I found the book very interesting not only as an account of Amelia's life but as a portrayal of the times, other important figures such as the Roosevelts, the mechanizations of publicity, and of George Putnam, Amelia's husband.
Anonymous 15 days ago
I am a sophomore in high school and I chose to read this book for a research project on Amelia Earhart. I thought the book was very informational and I gained more insight on Amelias life, the only part of the book I did not enjoy was that it too detailed, and didn't get straight to the point. The author divides the book into three sections: the first goes into to detailed about her early life and. her parents, the second for her husband George Palmer Putnam , and the third section is about her accomplishments and disappearance. The book is a little on the longer side, and I didn't think the book would have to do a lot with George Palmer Putnam. I found the book easy to follow along and helpful in my research project. After I finished the book , I noticed that it often going off topic such as going too in depth on things that had nothing to do with Amelia. This book answered most of my questions, the other ones I had to research. I would suggest this book for people who are interested in not only Earhart's personal life, but all the behind the scenes of her life. I think this book would be great for someone who loves the history of women rights, because Amelia was really into that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a sophomore in high school and I chose to read this book for a research project on Amelia Earhart. I thought the book was well-written, yet I didn't really like how it was separated into 3 section. Lovell divides the book into 3 sections: the first for Earhart, the second for her husband George Palmer Putnam , and the third section for their relationship together. Since the book is promoted as a biography or story of Earhart's life, I didn't expect to read so much about George Palmer Putnam. I found the book easy to follow along and helpful in my research project. Although it was an easy read, I found that it frequently going off topic such as going too in depth on not something not about her. This book was very helpful in answering most of my questions, but it didn't answer all of them. I would suggest this book for people who are interested in not only Earhart's personal life, but also George Palmer Putnam's.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore and I chose to read this book for my research project. I thought that this book was very informative and it answered most my research questions, which is good. I enjoyed how this book wasn't biased about how the author felt about Amelia, it just gave the information. I also like how the author didn't write any of her own theories about what happened to Amelia and her disappearance (spoiler haha), but just wrote Appendixes about the theories of others throughout the years. One of the things that I didn't like about the book was that it was heavy informative and it goes off topic and discusses other things like Amelia's father's alcoholism and then having Part 2 of the book about her husband George P. Putnam. Both of those things were interesting, but I saw no point into reading about it, especially if it wasn't directly about Amelia. I rarely mentioned her father and her husband in my project. Overall, it was a satisfying read. I would recommend it to someone who would need it for a project, but I would warn them to just skip the second part.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore and I chose to read this book for my project. My review is both good and bad. The good part of the book is that it gave me mostly all of the information for my project. I learned so much about her. It was amazing how Amelia was able to balance her social life and all of her jobs. What I also liked is that it included all aspects on her life, not just her adulthood. This book included a lot of things through letters, notes, and even some of her diary entries. The book has a lot of information relevant to her life.The best part, I believe is when it talks about her accomplishments as a women's activist. I also liked how the book talks about all the different airplanes that she flew and how much time and effort she put into creating the flying trips. The bad part of the book is that it would go often off topic, for more than a couple of chapters on Amelia's husband, George Putnam. Those chapters often led me confused, and kept me wondering if I should write about him. Even after Amelia, in the book disappeared, they were talking about her husband and how he married two more wives after her. Another part that I did not like was that the book would go into detail, of her father's drinking problem. Sure, her dad's drinking problem is sort of relevant, but I want to know about Amelia, not about her father and his addiction. Overall it was a great book. I would suggest this book to anyone that needed a story about Amelia Earhart for a huge project or just information about her life. 
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Even though i am a young adult, I am interested in Amelia Earhart's life. She brings courage and faith to her young believers. In this particular book Mary S. Lovell brings in a new approach. She tries to focus on Amelia's young life as well as when she dissapeared. She also brings in a biography of George Palmer Putnam, which gives the readers an idea how George was associated with Amelias life. As i said before, PRAISE FOR MARY S. LOVELL