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Book Title: 20 Hours, 40 Min: Our Flight in the Friendship|
The author of the book: Amelia Earhart
Date of issue: June 1st 2003
ISBN 13: 9780792233763
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 519 KB
Edition: National Geographic
Read full description of the books 20 Hours, 40 Min: Our Flight in the Friendship:Amelia Earhart captured the hearth and imaginations of people around the world when she became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean by airplane. This book, her personal account of the historic flight, sparkles with her high-spirited charm and adventurous determination. Through she would not make the Atlantic crossing alone until 1932, Earhart was already an accomplished aviator when selected in the spring of 1928 to accompany pilot Wilmer Stulz and mechanic Louis "Slim" Gordon in the Friendship.
20 Hrs., 40 Min. offers a rare glimpse into the inner life of "Lady Lindy" who would become a legend following her disappearance over the Pacific Ocean while attempting a round-the-world flight. Amelia Earhart was a truly remarkable woman, and reading this book, writes series editor Anthony Brandt in the introduction, "will help you understand what all the fuss was about."
Read information about the authorAmelia 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.
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