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Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart

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When Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappeared in 1937 during her attempted flight around the world, she was already known as America's most famous female aviator. Her sense of daring and determination, rare for women of her time, brought her insurmountable fame from the day she became the first woman to cross the Atlantic in an airplane. In this definitive biography, Mary S. Lovell delivers a brilliantly researched account on Earharts life using the original documents, letters, the logbooks of Earhart and her contemporaries, and personal interviews with members of Amelia's family, friends and rival aviators The Sound of Wings vividly 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 and her early fascinations with flying, to the unique relationship she shared with G.P. Putnam, the flamboyant publisher and public relations agent who became both her husband and her business manager. It is a revealing biography of an uncommonly brave woman, and the man who both aided and took advantage of her dreams.

About the Author

Mary S. Lovell is author of the international bestselling biography Straight on Till Morning: The Biography of Beryl Markham and other acclaimed biographies on Sir Richard Burton, Jane Digby, the Mitford Girls, Betty “Cynthia Pack”, and Bess of Hardwick. She lives in Hampshire, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312051600
Subtitle:
The Life of Amelia Earhart
Author:
Lovell, Mary S.
Author:
Lovell, Mary S.
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Aeronautics
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Air pilots
Subject:
Earhart, amelia, 1898-1937
Subject:
BIO023000
Subject:
Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20090901
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes one 16-page black-and-white pho
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.18 x 6.08 x 1.27 in

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