East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart

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Da Capo Press, Aug 11, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 520 pages
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Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) captured the hearts of America after becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1928. Nine years later, her disappearance on an around-the-world flight brought her extraordinary life to an abrupt and mysterious end.

Based on a decade of archival research through Earhart's letters, journals, and diaries, and drawing on interviews with the aviator's friends and relatives, East to the Dawn provides the most authoritative and richly textured account of both Earhart's record-setting aviation career and her personal life: her early years with her grandparents, her experiences as a nurse and social worker, her famous marriage to publisher George Putnam, and her secret affair with Gene Vidal, head of the Bureau of Air Commerce. As the Los Angeles Times raved, East to the Dawn is a "fully realized portrait of a truly remarkable woman."
 

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User Review  - ScoutJ - LibraryThing

A really terrific work. I can't say how much I learned from and enjoyed this audio. The only thing that kept it from being 5 stars was a certain bit of repetitiveness. (OK, OK, Amelia had "level grey ... Read full review

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User Review  - buffalogr - LibraryThing

Fine description of aviation progress in it's infancy, Amelia Earhart's life and the progress of women during the first third of the 20th century. Read full review

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Susan Butler is a journalist who lives in Central Florida.

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