Biographies & Memoirs

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—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.

Part One - TAXIING

Chapter 1. A Double Life

Chapter 2. Arrow without a Target

Chapter 3. Linen Wings and a Leather Coat

Chapter 4. Ceiling Zero but Lifting


Chapter 5. Across the Atlantic

Chapter 6. The Circus

Chapter 7. The Hustler’s Apprentice

Chapter 8. The Vega

Chapter 9. Losing and Leading

Chapter 10. Reaching the Limits

Chapter 11. A Marriage of Convenience

Part Three - FLYING HIGH

Chapter 12. Victory and Vindication

Chapter 13. The Last of Lady Lindy

Chapter 14. Queen of the Air

Chapter 15. The Queen and the Minister of Finance

Chapter 16. Across the Pacific

Chapter 17. The Flying Preacher


Chapter 18. A Threatened Partnership

Chapter 19. Crackup

Chapter 20. The Vortex

Chapter 21. Just One More Flight




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