Who Was Amelia Earhart

Author: Kate Boehm Jerome
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101640043
Release Date: 2002-11-11
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Amelia Earhart was a woman of many "firsts." In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1935, she also became the first woman to fly across the Pacific. From her early years to her mysterious 1937 disappearance while attempting a flight around the world, readers will find Amelia Earhart's life a fascinating story.

Who Was Amelia Earhart

Author: Kate Boehm Jerome
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 0613616677
Release Date: 2002-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

For use in schools and libraries only. Examines the life of pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart, who mysteriously disappeared during an around-the-world flight in 1937.

Who was Amelia Earhart

Author: Kate Boehm Jerome
Publisher:
ISBN: 0448428865
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Examines the life of pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart, who mysteriously disappeared during an around-the-world flight in 1937.

I Was Amelia Earhart

Author: Jane Mendelsohn
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307814203
Release Date: 2011-12-07
Genre: Fiction

In this brilliantly imagined novel, Amelia Earhart tells us what happened after she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared off the coast of New Guinea one glorious, windy day in 1937. And she tells us about herself. There is her love affair with flying ("The sky is flesh") . . . . There are her memories of the past: her childhood desire to become a heroine ("Heroines did what they wanted") . . . her marriage to G.P. Putnam, who promoted her to fame, but was willing to gamble her life so that the book she was writing about her round-the-world flight would sell out before Christmas. There is the flight itself -- day after magnificent or perilous or exhilarating or terrifying day ("Noonan once said any fool could have seen I was risking my life but not living it"). And there is, miraculously, an island ("We named it Heaven, as a kind of joke"). And, most important, there is Noonan . . .

Amelia Earhart

Author: Doris L. Rich
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 9781588343826
Release Date: 2013-07-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

She died mysteriously before she was forty. Yet in the last decade of her life Amelia Earhart soared from obscurity to fame as the best-known female aviator in the world. She set record after record—among them, the first trans-Atlantic solo flight by a woman, a flight that launched Earhart on a double career as a fighter for women's rights and a tireless crusader for commercial air travel. Doris L. Rich's exhaustively researched biography downplays the “What Happened to Amelia Earhart?” myth by disclosing who Amelia Earhart really was: a woman of three centuries, born in the nineteenth, pioneering in the twentieth, and advocating ideals and dreams relevant to the twenty-first.

Amelia Lost The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

Author: Candace Fleming
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 9780307980212
Release Date: 2012-01-25
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

From the acclaimed author of The Great and Only Barnum—as well as The Lincolns, Our Eleanor, and Ben Franklin's Almanac—comes the thrilling story of America's most celebrated flyer, Amelia Earhart. In alternating chapters, Fleming deftly moves readers back and forth between Amelia's life (from childhood up until her last flight) and the exhaustive search for her and her missing plane. With incredible photos, maps, and handwritten notes from Amelia herself—plus informative sidebars tackling everything from the history of flight to what Amelia liked to eat while flying (tomato soup)—this unique nonfiction title is tailor-made for middle graders. Amelia Lost received four starred reviews and Best Book of the Year accolades from School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Horn Book Magazine, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. From the Hardcover edition.

Amelia Earhart The Turbulent Life of an American Icon

Author: Kathleen C. Winters
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0230112293
Release Date: 2010-11-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

When Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific in 1937, she was at the height of her fame. Fascination with Earhart remains just as strong today, as her mysterious disappearance continues to inspire speculation. In this nuanced and often surprising biography, acclaimed aviation historian Kathleen C. Winters moves beyond the caricature of the spunky, precocious pilot to offer a more complex portrait. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary accounts, airline records, and other original research, this book reveals a flawed heroine who was frequently reckless and lacked basic navigation skills, but who was also a canny manipulator of mass media. Winters details how Earhart and her husband, publisher George Putnam, worked to establish her as an international icon, even as other spectacular pilots went unnoticed. Sympathetic yet unsentimental, this biography helps us to see Amelia Earhart with fresh eyes.

The Fun of It

Author: Amelia Earhart
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9780897336581
Release Date: 2006-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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

Amelia Earhart

Author: Marie K. Long
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743202176
Release Date: 2000-01-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

When Amelia Earhart disappeared on July 2, 1937, she was flying the longest leg of her around-the-world flight and was only days away from completing her journey. Her plane was never found, and for more than sixty years rumors have persisted about what happened to her. Now, with the recent discovery of long-lost radio messages from Earhart's final flight, we can say with confidence that she ran out of gas just short of her destination of Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean. From the beginning of her flight, a series of tragic circumstances all but doomed her and her navigator, Fred Noonan. Authors Elgen M. and Marie K. Long spent more than twenty-five years researching the mystery surrounding Earhart's final flight before finally determining what happened. They traveled over one hundred thousand miles to interview more than one hundred people who knew some part of the Earhart story. They draw on authoritative sources to take us inside the cockpit of the Electra plane that Earhart flew and recreate the final flight itself. Because Elgen Long began his own flying career not long after Earhart's disappearance, he can describe the equipment and conditions of the time with a vivid first-hand accuracy. As a result, this book brings to life the primitive conditions under which Earhart flew, in an era before radar, with unreliable communications, grass landing strips, and poorly mapped islands. Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved does more than just answer the question, What happened to Amelia Earhart? It reminds us how daring early aviators such as Earhart were as they risked their lives to push the technology of the day to its limits -- and beyond.

Last Flight

Author: Amelia Earhart
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780307715937
Release Date: 2009-12-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

Amelia Earhart

Author: Jameson Anderson
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736896597
Release Date: 2006-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An easy-to-read biography of the female aviator who was the first woman to fly alone across the country.

Amelia Earhart

Author: Victoria Garrett Jones
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 140276538X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A biography of Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Amelia Earhart

Author: John Parlin
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 9780307807830
Release Date: 2012-02-29
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Women must try to do things as men have tried. " When she was eight years old, Amelia Earhart built a roller coaster and "flew" through the air. She loved to watch daredevil pilots fly loops in the sky. Amelia decided to pilot a plane herself, and became one of the first women to learn to fly. She broke flight records and in 1932 was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone. The whole world admired her courage and daring. Amelia Earhart disappeared while trying to set a new record flying all the way around the world at the equator, but her pioneer spirit inspired many others to follow in her path. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Amelia Earhart

Author: Patricia Lakin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780689855757
Release Date: 2003-06-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Profiles Amelia Earhart, who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and who disappeared during her attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world.

Amelia Earhart

Author: Sarah Stewart Taylor
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 1423113373
Release Date: 2010-02-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Amelia Earhart developed a love of flying at a very young age. As she followed her dream and built a name in the field of aviation—breaking numerous records along the way—she inspired other women to soar to new heights. With an introduction by astronaut pioneer Eileen Collins, Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean focuses on Amelia's triumphant crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in 1928. Panel by panel, it offers a glimpse of her relentless ambition and tireless will to promote women's rights. Above all, it leaves us with a sense of her deep-rooted desire to touch the sky.