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Amelia Earhart
A Biography
Written by Doris L. Rich


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 17, 1996
Price: $16.95

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... Read more >
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Amelia Earhart
A Biography
Written by Doris L. Rich


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $16.95

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Queen Bess
Daredevil Aviator
Written by Doris L. Rich


Format: Trade Paperback, 172 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: May 17, 1995
Price: $16.95

Here is the brief but intense life of Bessie Coleman, America’s first African American woman aviator. Born in 1892 in Atlanta, Texas, she became known as “Queen Bess,” a barnstormer and flying-circus performer who defied the strictures of race, sex, and society in pursuit of a dream.

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