Amelia Earhart: A Biography

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Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 321 pages
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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. Rich's exhaustively researched biography downplays the "What Happened to Amelia Earhart?" myth by disclosing who Earhart really was--a woman of three centuries, born in the 19th, pioneering in the 20th, and advocating ideals and dreams relevant to the 21st.

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User Review  - xuebi - LibraryThing

A relatively detailed biography that follows sequentially the events in Amelia Earhart's life. Rich did cover well the early-twentieth century aviation scene in America, and Earhart's contribution to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Travis - Goodreads

Normally I really don't like biographies. Non-fiction just doesn't usually appeal to me, and even despite her many fantastic achievements, I don't think I'd have taken the time to read about Amelia ... Read full review


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Doris Rich is a journalist and author of "Amelia Earhart: A Biography," "Queen Bess: Daredevil Aviator," and "The Magnificent Moisants: Champions of Early Flight,

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