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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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 629.13092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL540.E3
LC item number
W57 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Amelia Earhart : the turbulent life of an American icon, Kathleen C. Winters
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
16227060
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 242 p., [6] p. of plates
Isbn
9780230616691
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2010020026
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Amelia Earhart : the turbulent life of an American icon, Kathleen C. Winters
Publication
Control code
16227060
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 242 p., [6] p. of plates
Isbn
9780230616691
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2010020026
Other physical details
ill.

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