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  - Jenni Smith - Goodreads

The author had many details that were definitely thorough. The book was an easier read in the last few chapters. The author jumped back and forth at times but made sure the details about Amelia were there. Read full review

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About the author (1989)

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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