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Amelia Mary Earhart was born on
July 24, 1897 at her grandparents' home in Atchison, Kansas. One
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Underwood. This pictorial
volume presents the rich history of Grand Central Air Terminal from 1923, when
it was known as the Glendale Airport, onward. You'll see the first paved runway
west of the Rockies; the first scheduled transcontinental passenger service,
which was flown out of Grand Central by Charles Lindbergh, with Amelia Earhart
among the passengers; the Army Air Corps training center created at Grand
Central after the Pearl Harbor attack; and more. 128 pages, approximately 195
B&W photographs, 6½"x 9¼", soft cover.
The True Story of the Earhart Disappearance
Gillespie. Incorporating a wealth of new information uncovered by the
International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, this thrilling book
scrupulously documents what happened to Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred
Noonan during their flight over the Central Pacific. Includes a bonus CD-ROM
with documents, reports, and technical studies that allow you to connect all the
authenticated historical dots and finally solve the mystery of the
disappearance. 296 pages, 30 B&W photographs and illustrations, hardcover.
Includes a FREE Bonus CD-ROM! #0030185
Aviation and Popular Culture. Van Riper. This book explores aviation history as
most of us experience it: on the pages of books, in movie theaters, and in
newspapers. Here, you'll learn the cultural significance of Amelia Earhart's
leather jacket and Chuck Yeager's voice, as well as the story behind the Red
Baron's reputation and the "passenger lands airliner" legend. A complete look at
flight as seen from the ground. 224 pgs., 18 B&W photos, 8"x 9¼", Hardbound.
Schipske. By 1920,
when Amelia Earhart attended Earl Daugherty's air circus and then took her first
airplane ride with Long Beach Poly High graduate Frank Hawks, Long Beach,
California, was already a key part of the Golden Age of aviation.
This photo-history examines that early aviation in Long Beach, showing you
balloonists and stunt pilots in the 1900s, the first non-beach airfield operated
by Daugherty, Earhart flight instructor John Montijo, and more. 128 pages,
approximately 200 B&W photographs, 6½"x 9¼", soft cover.
Earhart's Flight into Yesterday.
The Facts without the Fiction. Safford. Rather than asserting a new theory into
Amelia Earhart's disappearance, this book assembles all of the facts surrounding
that famous event. By examining maps, routes, radio transmissions and more from
1937, as well as existing theories, the author - a retired code-breaker for the
U.S. Navy - traces her last days in a logical presentation. 229 pgs., 16 B&W
photos, 9 maps, 11 tables, 6¼"x 9¼", Hardbound.
Amelia Earhart Survived.
By Reineck. In this remarkable new volume, the author applies forensic
anthropological techniques to gain new insights and ideas about the long
sought-after answer to Amelia Earhart's mysterious disappearance. A new
direction in Earhart research, this book even contains a first-of-its-kind
photographic rendition of what Amelia Earhart would have looked like at age 75.
248 pages, 38 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.
The Turbulent Life of an American Icon. Winters. "Full of details I had never known about Amelia Earhart, which
put her achievements and ultimate tragedy in a surprising new perspective." -
Atlantic Monthly. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary accounts and other
original research, this biography is a sober and absorbing account of the
world's most iconic, yet tragic, female pilot. 256 pages, 8 pages of B&W
photographs, 6"x 9¼", hardcover.
The Thrill of It. Wels. This lavishly illustrated biography of Amelia Earhart - the first
woman to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean, the first person to fly
solo across the Pacific, and the first person to cross both oceans alone in an
airplane before she vanished over the Pacific in July, 1937 - reveals
fascinating new details about Earhart's life and the search for answers to the
mystery of her disappearance. 208 pages, 250+ B&W and color photographs, 9¼"x
20 Hrs., 40 Min.
Our Flight in the Friendship
Earhart. One year after Lindbergh's historic transatlantic flight, Amelia
Earhart boarded the Friendship with Will Stultz to become the first woman to fly
the Atlantic. Here, Earhart relates the story of how she became connected with
the Friendship flight and what she wanted to accomplish, which included earning
recognition for women aviators. Includes a flight map and historic photos from
the crossing. 240 pages, 6"x 9", softcover.
The Sky's No Limit
Van Pelt. As this biography of "Lady Lindy" takes us from her childhood in
Kansas, through her love affair with flying and her rise to fame, and on to her
sudden, tragic loss, it reminds us that even the sky is no limit to those with
the courage to test new boundaries. "[This book] should be on everybody's
reading list." - Col. Walter Boyne, USAF, Retired and former director of the
National Air & Space Museum. 240 pages, 5¼"x 7¾", hardcover.
Long-Distance Flyers in the Golden Age of Aviation.
Dunmore. "A gifted storyteller." - Toronto Star.
This book tells the thrilling story of the daring aviators whose exploits caught
the public's imagination during the Golden Age of aviation, from early flyers
such as Louis Bleriot, Maurice Farman, A.V. Roe and Harriet Quimby to glamorous
and visionary aviators such as Charles Lindbergh, Alcock and Brown, Amelia
Earhart, Amy Johnson, Howard Hughes and a host of others. 328 pages, B&W
photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.
The Sound of Wings.
The Life of Amelia Earhart Lovell. "Vividly evokes the tragic aspect of Amelia Earhart, as well as
the moxie and grit of her personality and the hair-raising atmosphere of
pioneering aviation." - The New York Times. This biography captures the drama
and mystery behind the most influential woman in the Golden Age of Flight from
her tomboy days at the turn of the century through her early fascination with
flying, the unique relationship she shared with G.P. Putnam, and her 1937
disappearance. 464 pages, 16 pages of B&W photographs, 6"x 9¼", soft cover.
The Fun of It.
Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women in Aviation. Earhart. In this breezy and enthusiastic book, originally published in
1932, Amelia Earhart recollects her childhood and her youth, and the almost
accidental discovery that she would rather fly planes than do anything else. She
writes with an engaging blend of professionalism and love, describing the
machines, the pioneering flights, the risks and challenges in exuberant detail.
219 pages, 30 B&W illustrations, 5"x 8", soft cover.
& Reuther. This amazing compendium of flight explores float planes, military
aircraft, balloons, blimps, gliders, races, air shows and the unique aspects of
the Bay Area that have made it critical to the growth of aviation, from the Dole
Race and Amelia Earhart's circumnavigation attempts to the NACA/NASA Research
Center and the Boeing School of Aeronautics. 128 pages, 150+ B&W photographs,
6½"x 9¼", softcover.
Missing - Believed Killed.
Nesbit. Why did Amelia Earhart disappear over the Pacific in 1937? What caused
the death of Britain's aviation heroine Amy Johnson in 1941? What really caused
the crash that killed the Duke of Kent in 1942? Has the wreckage of Glenn
Miller's missing 1944 flight to Paris been located? Drawing on recently released
records and eyewitness accounts, as well as surface and underwater exploration,
this book investigates these mysteries. 192 pgs., 125 B&W photos, 6¾"x 9½", hdbd.
Brink. After dead ends, suits against the government, interviews with witnesses,
and forays to Pacific islands, the author has unearthed documents and
photographs that provide new evidence about Amelia Earhart's last flight and
reveals what really happened. He theorizes that she disappeared while on an U.S.
government sponsored espionage mission over Japanese-held Pacific islands, and
presents how that mission came about and why it has been covered up for more
than fifty years. 183 pages, B&W photographs, 5¼"x 8", softcover.
The Sound of Wings.
The Life of Amelia Earhart. Lovell. This definitive biography of the aviation legend delivers a
brilliantly researched report on Earhart's life - from her tomboy childhood and
early fascination with flying and her peculiar business/matrimonial relationship
with publisher G.P. Putnam, to her consuming quest for aviation fame. The book
also thoroughly profiles Putnam up to his death in 1950, and examines several
theories regarding Earhart's disappearance. 448 pages, 5¾"x 8¾", soft cover.
The Life of Amelia Earhart. Butler. Myths and the legacy of the country’s
most famous woman aviator. The most comprehensive biography to date.
Through extensive research, here is a remarkably vivid portrait of
the pilot, educator, social worker, lecturer and businesswoman. A
look at the disappearance, and the myths. The failure of a primitive
navigational system to locate an island the size of an airport in
the middle of the Pacific Ocean. 490 pgs., illustrated, 6"x 9", Softbound.
Jones. Courageous aviators challenged and conquered the great ocean.
The Dole Race, flight of the Southern Cross, Sir Kingsford-Smith, Pan Am’s
flying boats, and Amelia Earhart. If the Atlantic was tough, the
Pacific was tougher yet. A comprehensive volume. 245 photos. 256
pgs., 8½"x 11", hardbound.
Haynsworth & Toomey. In 1942, with war raging on two fronts and
military pilots in short supply, the U.S. Army Air Force enlisted
over 1,000 women to fly non-combat missions totaling more than six
million miles. Yet when WWII ended, their heroism was left unheralded.
In 1961, thirteen women from the "Women in Space" program passed
the same rigorous tests as the Mercury astronauts - only to have
their hopes dashed. Here is a well-deserved salute to the intrepid
young women who answered the call of their country to risky duty in perilous
times. 322 pgs., 5¼"x 8", Hardbound.
Ryan & Selznick. "This outsize black-and-white picture book boldly
introduces listeners and readers to two larger-than-life American
heroines, Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt, and dramatically
recreates an impromptu flight that they made together over Washington,
D.C. in April of 1933. A Parents' Choice Recommendation." - Parents'
Choice. Ages 4-8. 40 pgs., 10¼"x 12¼", hard bound
What Really Happened at Howland. Carrington. Puts the round-the world flight
into perspective with the events of the time leading up to war. Examines the
ability of Earhart and her navigator and details the capabilities of the
aircraft. Investigates the disappearance and the search with reports of the
time. 204 pgs., 50 photos, 6"x 9", softbound.
Amelia Earhart and the Search for Modern Feminism. Susan Ware. A
fascinating biography of one of the most intriguing women of modern
history. In it, Ware recovers the parts of Earhart's life that have
been obscured by the emphasis on her disappearance. Setting her in
her place and times, Ware speaks of the woman who set aviation records,
who endlessly promoted the ability of women to enter any and all
professions, who served as a dynamic role model because of her charm
and spirit. Ware's portrait of Earhart is of a woman we all need to rediscover.
292 pgs., 5½"x 8¼", soft bound. #0003696 Price:
Is the Mystery Solved? King, ed. Can science tell us what really
happened to Amelia Earhart? Researchers have spent fifteen years
searching using archival research, archaeological survey, side-scan
sonar and more. Book offers evidence that Earhart and her navigator
landed on an uninhabited island but died before they could be rescued.
Do they have Amelia's shoe? Come join their fascinating expedition
and examine the evidence for yourself! 256 pgs., 6¼"x 9¼",
Amelia Earhart's drive and skill as a record-breaking pilot at a
time when women were expected to stay home created the following parts
of world history.
While considerable controversy
still surrounds the disappearance of Amelia Earhart in 1937, there is no
question that Amelia Mary Earhart was one of the great pioneers of
Amelia Earhart was
born in Atchison, Kansas in 1897
Amelia Earhart was the daughter
of a railroad attorney.
Amelia exhibited an adventurous
spirit at a young age, and was able to travel extensively with her
In 1918 at the age of
twenty-one, Amelia Earhart witnessed a flight demonstration in Toronto,
and this inspired her to take a course in engine mechanics. Three years
later she was in New York City studying medicine at Columbia University
when she had the opportunity to take her first airplane ride to
Immediately she decided to
learn to fly, and she remained in California where she obtained a
pilot's license in 1921.
During the next few years
Earhart worked at many jobs in many locales, but her true love was
Amelia was the first female
passenger to cross the Atlantic in 1928, and the fame this generated
allowed her to direct her attention at attempting other record-breaking
Amelia met George Putnam during
this time, and he supported her flying efforts. They married in 1931.
In 1932 Amelia became the first
woman to make a solo crossing of the Atlantic flying a Lockheed Vega.
Months later she became the
first woman to completed a solo flight from Los Angeles to New York.
In January, 1935 Her next major
record came when she completed a solo flight from Honolulu to Oakland in
a little over 18 hours.
in 1936 Amelia Earhart was appointed to the faculty of Purdue University
which provided her a Lockheed Electra as a flying laboratory. Having
access to the Electra allowed Amelia to begin planning her dream flight,
an around the world crossing as close to the equator as possible.
In March of 1937 Amelia
embarked on an around the world trip in a westerly direction, but her
aircraft was damaged on take off from Hawaii. In June a new route going
in an easterly direction, starting from Miami, was mapped out by her
navigator, Fred Noonan. Departing on June 1, 1937 Earhart arrived in Lae,
New Guinea some 22,000 miles and 146 flying-hours later. The next leg of
this record setting trip would cover 2,500 miles over the Pacific with
the intended destination being the tiny Howland Island.
When Amelia Earhart and Noonan
failed to arrive, a massive search commenced, which was abandoned in
mid-July. Presumably lost at sea, the nation mourned the loss of one of
flight in detail of Amelia presents the various theories about her fate.
Among them are that she was on a spy mission for FDR, that she was
captured by the Japanese, that she is alive and well on a South Seas
island, and that she crashed in Saipan where she and navigator Fred
Noonan were beheaded!
In a Stan Stokes painting
entitled Lady Pioneer, Amelia's beloved Model 10E Electra is depicted
next to the aviator's Cord automobile. This aircraft was delivered to
Earhart in 1936. It was powered by twin 550 HP Wasp S3 H 1 engines, and
was equipped with extended range fuel tanks, giving the craft a maximum
range of 4,000 miles. The Electra was returned to Lockheed's plant in
Burbank in 1937 for repairs following the accident in Hawaii. A new
right wing was fitted, and repairs were made to the center fuselage and
landing gear. The Civilian Aviation Administration officially canceled
the registration of Earhart's NR16020 in July of 1938, approximately one
year after her disappearance.
In 1942, with war raging on two fronts and
military pilots in short supply, the U.S. Army Air Force enlisted
over 1,000 women to fly non-combat missions totaling more than six
million miles. Yet when WWII ended, their heroism was left
unheralded. In 1961, thirteen women from the "Women in Space"
program passed the same rigorous tests as the Mercury astronauts -
only to have their hopes dashed.
1997 will mark the 100th
anniversary of Earhart's birth and the 60th anniversary of her
Florence "Pancho" Barnes, who became the first
female stunt pilot in Hollywood in 1929,
shattered Amelia Earhart's air
speed record in 1930, and, in the 1940s and '50s, entertained the
best test pilots in the world at her "Happy Bottom Riding Club" ranch
(which was immortalized in the Tom Wolfe book The Right Stuff) near
Edwards Air Force Base.