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Amelia Earhart: Challenging the Skies Great Lives Seriesby Susan Sloate
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The Great Lives Series
Witness history in the making as you turn the pages of time and discover the fascinating lives of famous explorers, leaders of 20th century politics and government, andgreat Americans.
Challenging the Skies
When Amelia Earhart vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 during her attempt to make the firstround-the-world flight via the equator, it sparked one of the century's greatest mysteries. Did she crash? Was she taken prisoner by the Japanese? Was she on a spying mission for the U.S government? Is she alivetoday?
The First Woman To Fly Across the Atlantic
Amelia Earhart: Challenging the Skies is the story of a compelling woman whose achievements spurred the growth of commercial aviationand furthered the cause of women's rights, as well. Accompany Amelia into the dangerous skies of the first days of flight and watch as she tames them with a daring all her own
The Great Lives Series hasbeen developed under the auspices of Dr. Frank Moretti, Ph.D., Associate Headmaster of The Dalton School in New York City; Dr. Paul Mattingly, Ph.D., Professor of History at New York University; and Barbara Smith, M.S., Assistant Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Traces the life of the pilot who became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean and mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while attempting to fly around the world.
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