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Author Winters, Kathleen C

Title Amelia Earhart : the turbulent life of an American icon / Kathleen C. Winters

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Edition First edition
 RWU Main Library  TL540.E3 W57 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  TL540.E3 W57 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript vi, 242 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p.[217]-235) and index
"When Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific in 1937, she was at the height of her fame. In this biography, aviation historian Kathleen C. Winters offers a complex portrait. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary accounts, airline records, and other original research, this book reveals a heroine who was reckless and lacked basic navigation skills, but who was also a manipulator of mass media. Winters details how Earhart and her husband, publisher George Putnam, worked to establish her as an international icon, even as other spectacular pilots went unnoticed."--Provided by publisher
LC subject Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937
Women air pilots -- United States -- Biography
ISBN 9780230616691 (hardback)
0230616690 (hardback)