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The Resource Amelia Earhart : the turbulent life of an American icon, Kathleen C. Winters

Amelia Earhart : the turbulent life of an American icon, Kathleen C. Winters

Label
Amelia Earhart : the turbulent life of an American icon
Title
Amelia Earhart
Title remainder
the turbulent life of an American icon
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen C. Winters
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winters, Kathleen C
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TL540.E3
LC item number
W57 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Earhart, Amelia
  • Women air pilots
Label
Amelia Earhart : the turbulent life of an American icon, Kathleen C. Winters
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-235) and index
Contents
Atchison -- Childhood -- On the move -- Flying lessons -- To Boston -- Preparations -- Across the Atlantic -- The heroine -- The vagabond -- Off and running -- Faster -- The autogiro -- Second crossing -- Celebrity -- The treadmill -- Aloha -- Mexico -- The flying laboratory -- Luke Field -- The last flight
Control code
ocn502031133
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 242 p.
Isbn
9780230616691
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010020026
Other control number
40018666993
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)502031133
Label
Amelia Earhart : the turbulent life of an American icon, Kathleen C. Winters
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-235) and index
Contents
Atchison -- Childhood -- On the move -- Flying lessons -- To Boston -- Preparations -- Across the Atlantic -- The heroine -- The vagabond -- Off and running -- Faster -- The autogiro -- Second crossing -- Celebrity -- The treadmill -- Aloha -- Mexico -- The flying laboratory -- Luke Field -- The last flight
Control code
ocn502031133
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 242 p.
Isbn
9780230616691
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010020026
Other control number
40018666993
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)502031133

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