East to the Dawn

East to the Dawn

The Life of Amelia Earhart

Book - 1999
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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."
Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 1999
Edition: First Da Capo Press edition
ISBN: 9780306818370
030681837X
9780306808876
0306808870
Branch Call Number: 921 Earha
Description: xiv, 489 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm

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