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20 Hours, 40 Min: Our Flight in the Friendship (National Geographic Adventure Classics)

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Commemorating the 75th anniversary of her first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, 20 Hrs., 40 Min. reintroduces Amelia Earhart--one of the most fascinating figures of the 20th century--to a new generation of readers.

Through her candid voice and fresh prose, Earhart recalls the events that led to her passion for flight. Moved by the tragedy of World War I, Earhart left high school to work in an army hospital in Canada. It was the golden age of aviation--a time when people still stopped on the street at the sight of an airplane gliding overhead, and Earhart was captivated by the goings-on at a local airfield. Her fascination quickly escalated; she took her first flying lesson in 1920 and by 1928, just one year after Charles Lindbergh made his famous transatlantic flight, Earhart boarded the Friendship with Will Stultz to become the first woman to accomplish the feat. Their achievement catapulted Earhart to international celebrity.

Using expanded entries from her flight book--written in pencil in the dark--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. With a new National Geographic flight map, historic photos from the crossing, and Earhart' s irrepressible voice, 20 Hrs., 40 Min. is a refreshing glimpse into this icon' s remarkable spirit of adventure.

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Commemorating the seventy-fifth anniversary of her first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, the legendary aviator recalls her fascination with the early world of aviation and her 1928 transatlantic flight with Will Stultz aboard the Friendship to become the first woman pilot to accomplish the feat. R

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Commemorating the 75th anniversary of her first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, "20 Hrs., 40 Min." reintroduces Amelia Earhart--one of the most fascinating figures of the 20th century--to a new generation of readers. 20 photos. Map.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792233763
Author:
Thomas, Lisa
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Transatlantic flights
Subject:
Earhart, Amelia
Subject:
Women air pilots
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
National Geographic adventure classics
Series Volume:
III
Publication Date:
June 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 BandW PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.93x6.20x.56 in. .66 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Commemorating the seventy-fifth anniversary of her first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, the legendary aviator recalls her fascination with the early world of aviation and her 1928 transatlantic flight with Will Stultz aboard the Friendship to become the first woman pilot to accomplish the feat. R
"Synopsis" by , Commemorating the 75th anniversary of her first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, "20 Hrs., 40 Min." reintroduces Amelia Earhart--one of the most fascinating figures of the 20th century--to a new generation of readers. 20 photos. Map.
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