Amelia Earhart : the turbulent life of an American icon / Kathleen C. Winters
- Winters, Kathleen C.
- New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- vi, 242 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
- 1. Atchison -- 2. Childhood -- 3. On the Move -- 4. Flying Lessons -- 5. To Boston -- 6. Preparations -- 7. Across the Atlantic -- 8. The Heroine -- 9. The Vagabond -- 10. Off and Running -- 11. Faster -- 12. The Autogiro -- 13. Second Crossing -- 14. Celebrity -- 15. The Treadmill -- 16. Aloha -- 17. Mexico -- 18. The Flying Laboratory -- 19. Luke Field -- 20. The Last Flight.
- "When Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific in 1937, she was at the height of her fame. Fascination with Earhart remains just as strong today, as her mysterious disappearance continues to inspire speculation. In this nuanced and often surprising biography, acclaimed aviation historian Kathleen C. Winters moves beyond the caricature of the spunky, precocious pilot to offer a more complex portrait. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary accounts, airline records, and other original research, this book reveals a flawed heroine who was frequently reckless and lacked basic navigation skills, but who was also a canny manipulator of mass media. Winters details how Earhart and her husband, publisher George Putnam, worked to establish her as an international icon, even as other spectacular pilots went unnoticed. Sympathetic yet unsentimental, this biography helps us to see Amelia Earhart with fresh eyes"--Provided by publisher.
- 9780230616691 (hardback) and 0230616690 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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