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East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart

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Amelia Earhart's legacy has loomed large since her Lockheed Electra disappeared in 1938 and she has since emerged as one of the true heroines of the ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500
GailMarie

The Best of the Earhart Biographies

by GailMarie on Aug 5, 2010

This is by far the most detailed of the Earhart biographies; I even was able to find the street address of the house where she lived in St. Paul in 1913 (and drive by it on my recent trip). It isn't a hagiography--unlike so many other biographies of Earhart-- which makes it a more interesting read. Best of all, Susan Butler is either a pilot herself or had a pilot proofread the manuscript for her; there are none of those "the engine stalled" kinds of factual errors that can make a book irritating for a pilot or aviation buff to read. If you read only one biography of Earhart, this is the one.

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readinto

Thorough & Factual & Fun

by readinto on Jan 28, 2010

The book arrived rapidlyy and in like-new condition. Being a biography, it is, in my opinion, meant to be tasted in small portions, taking ones time to absorb and think. The author lays down an informative and fascinating background of the history of Amelia's family, thus whetting the reader's appetite for the arrival of the heroine. This book will lift your spirits above the clouds.

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