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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

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Written by Doris L. RichAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Doris L. Rich

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
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  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books
  • On Sale: October 17, 1996
  • Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-56098-725-3 (1-56098-725-1)
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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.

“Ms. Rich vividly evoke[s] the tragic aspect of Amelia Earhart.”–New York Times Book Review, Notable Book

“Earhart emerges as a complex, controversial, and fascinating flesh-and-blood woman of many facets. . . .Well-researched and intelligently written.”–Chicago Tribune

“Defines Amelia Earhart by her courage, generosity, and determination, and not by the way her life ended.”–American Heritage

“Rich’s portrait reveals a determined, independent woman, brave enough ‘to go where no one had gone and to do what no one had done’ . . . [and] illuminates the public and private life of a legendary flier, bringing her back to earth as a courageous woman who dreamed and dared all.”–Scientific American