Amelia Earhart: A Biography

Amelia Earhart A Biography She died mysteriously before she was forty Yet in the last decade of her life Amelia Earhart soared from obscurity to fame as the best known female aviator in the world She set record after record amo

  • Title: Amelia Earhart: A Biography
  • Author: Doris L. Rich
  • ISBN: 9781560987253
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • She died mysteriously before she was forty Yet in the last decade of her life Amelia Earhart soared from obscurity to fame as the best known female aviator in the world She set record after record among them, the first trans Atlantic solo flight by a woman, a flight that launched Earhart on a double career as a fighter for women s rights and a tireless crusader for commeShe died mysteriously before she was forty Yet in the last decade of her life Amelia Earhart soared from obscurity to fame as the best known female aviator in the world She set record after record among them, the first trans Atlantic solo flight by a woman, a flight that launched Earhart on a double career as a fighter for women s rights and a tireless crusader for commercial air travel Doris L Rich s exhaustively researched biography downplays the What Happened to Amelia Earhart myth by disclosing who Amelia Earhart really was a woman of three centuries, born in the nineteenth, pioneering in the twentieth, and advocating ideals and dreams relevant to the twenty first.

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    1. Amelia: you were one of the most determined, inspiring, and courageous humans of the 20th century and while most people know your name and could at least probably say what you did to get famous (without going further than "she flew airplanes" I'm sure), more people should know your story and who you were as a person.Ok, with that out of the way. This book was well researched, well written, and a good starting point for someone interested in the life of this American hero. I'm using it as a jumpi [...]

    2. This was the first book about Amelia Earhart that I read, and at the time I thought it was good. But having later read Susan Butler's and also Mary Lovell's biographies of Amelia Earhart, I have rated this in last place of the three. Doris Rich did not go into the depth that either Susan Butler or Mary Lovell did. About the best I can say about Ms. Rich's version is some of the background she provided relative to the early days of commercial aviation in the United States - how difficult it was i [...]

    3. The author was clearly attempting to write a sequential timeline biography andnot an evaluative personal criticism based on subjectivity. The material wasfairly clearly drawn from first person interviews and as many relevant recordeddocuments of record as probably could be found without reaching into extanteditorial opinions. In relevant sections, Amelia's own recorded statements orwritings were injected. The result is that this appears to be an unbiasedhistorical record of the facts that compos [...]

    4. Overall this book was enjoyable, well written, but in my estimation two major flaws. First, after being spoiled by Goodwin, Rich has a difficult time making important people matter. Some of the people in Amelia's life I had a hard time keeping track of. Who they were, what they did etcThey all seemed important, but she never explained why well enough. Second flaw is in the Epilogue. When someone dies in the prime of their life I would like to know what happened to the family after death. Especia [...]

    5. Amelia Earhart was an incredibly charismatic and fascinating woman. Unfortunately, a great number of the Earhart biographies I have read neglect the more personal (and interesting) facets of the pilot's life in favor of dry recounts and rehashing technical details. This biography did a great job of weaving Earhart's personal and professional lives together in a way that create a better portrait of her humanity. Doris Rich makes use of (and annotates) numerous primary sources and brings in many c [...]

    6. So maybe I had to give the last 100 pages the old English major skim because the book is due today, but I learned a lot. Rich's book can be a little dry at times, but it is quite thorough and gives you a full view of the life of Amelia Earhart. She quoted enough letters, that I'd like to check out a collection of those one day.One of the main things I learned about Earhart is that, in addition to her interest in flying, she also worked as a social worker and as a nurse. She also supported the id [...]

    7. Normally I really don't like biographies. Non-fiction just doesn't usually appeal to me, and even despite her many fantastic achievements, I don't think I'd have taken the time to read about Amelia Earhart if not for her mysterious disappearance. That said, I'm glad I did read about her. Her story was interesting, and quite inspirational. I couldn't help but envy her somewhat, but I would have that reaction to the story of most pilots as it was a career I wanted when I was young. Ms. Earhart is [...]

    8. I love biographies that provide a complete and relatively unbiased telling of a life. This one strips Amelia Earhart of her myths (spy, genius pilot) and presents her as she was: an ambitious pilot who always did her best but was ultimately overcome by obstacles she could not control. She was not the most talented of women pilots, her marriage was practical not romantic, and she had serious difficulties with her mother and sister. However, this book presents all that, while retaining respect for [...]

    9. interesting, but I got bored easily with all the technical mumbo jumbo. I bet some people liked it. it read more like an actual history book, with no feeling, no character development, just facts and quotes. I don't like biographies like that. I felt nothing for any of the people in it. but, just like in history books, some parts were really interesting and I enjoyed looking at the picture that went with a specific event.

    10. A relatively detailed biography that follows sequentially the events in Amelia Earhart's life. Rich did cover well the early-twentieth century aviation scene in America, and Earhart's contribution to it; not only that, but Rich dealt with Earhart objectively and dispels much of the myths surrounding the ill-fated aviatrix. The only complaint would be that a more detailed epilogue and some critical evaluation could have been added.

    11. It was an interesting biography, a bit dry with some of the foot notes but overall a really good view of Amelia as a feminist. I wanted to read it before the Hillary Swank movie came out. My husband read another one and we compared notes, the source materials must be somewhat limited as the two were very similar.

    12. Great factual biographyExcellent story of Amelia Earhart's life. Seems well researched and grounded in fact. This book touches only briefly on theories about her disappearance, more focused on her life.

    13. The author had many details that were definitely thorough. The book was an easier read in the last few chapters. The author jumped back and forth at times but made sure the details about Amelia were there.

    14. The writing isn't especially inspired but it's a fascinating life. It was sad at times to learn the truth about this complicated, courageous woman. She defies expectations quite literally up until the very end.

    15. I liked this book!! Considering I had to read it for school, it was a pretty good biography to read except in some places it droned on about aeronautical stuff that I had no clue about.

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