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As a tomboy growing up in Kansas, Amelia Earhart delighted in trying new and risky things, once she even built a roller-coaster in her grandparent's backyard. In her 20's, she fell in love with flight while watching an aerobatics exhibition and grew even more enthralled when she took her first airplane ride. As age 24, she earned her pilot's wings and in 1928 took part in the transatlantic Friendship flight. In 1937, she married publisher George Putnam who managed her career and promoted her zealously, ensuring her status as the world's best-known aviatrix. The next year she solo'ed the Atlantic, afterward receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross and began championing the efforts of women to explore careers traditionally held by men. Tragically, just days before her 40th birthday, her plane vanished en route to a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean as she neared the end of her round-the-world journey. After an exhaustive search, no trace of the plane or Amelia was ever found. Read by Kris Faulkner. 5 CD's 5.2 Hrs.

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Lori van Pelt has written on aviation and the American West for numerous magazines and newspapers. Her short fiction has appeared in many anthologies. She and her husband make their home on his family s ranch near Saratoga, Wyoming.

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Van Pelt's fine introduction to the best-known of pioneering female airplane pilots inaugurates another short-biography series, American Heroes. The portrait it paints is fully adequate in detail and balance, including as it does such aspects as how Earhart's father's alcoholism affected--nearly ruined--the family and affected her relations with the rest of them. Always intellectually alive and curious, Earhart didn't at first think of flying in connection with the status of women--it was just fun. She quickly came to realize, however, what larger goals might be served by her flying, and she never lost sight of them thereafter, right up to her disappearance in 1937. Van Pelt covers a good many of Earhart's achievements that all but the largest biographies leave out, and she treats Earhart's husband, George Putnam, fairly (he was something of a wheeler-dealer but honored a prenuptial agreement nearly two generations ahead of the time for that kind of thing). Everybody ought to have basic knowledge of Earhart; this is a good place to acquire it. Roland Green
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