Amelia Earhart


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in Atchison, Kansas, The United States
July 24, 1897

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Amelia Mary Earhart (missing July 2, 1937, declared dead January 5, 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer, and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.

During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.

Average rating: 3.86 · 396 ratings · 62 reviews · 8 distinct worksSimilar authors
Last Flight

3.99 avg rating — 139 ratings — published 1937 — 10 editions
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The Fun of It

3.87 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 1932 — 17 editions
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20 Hours, 40 Min:  Our Flig...

3.77 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 1979 — 10 editions
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Por el placer de hacerlo: n...

3.89 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1932
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Exploration of the Colorado...

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Revolution in the Sky: The ...

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Men in the Air: The Best Fl...

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3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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Young Air Pioneer

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3.68 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 1950 — 18 editions
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“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”
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“I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.”
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