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AMELIA EARHART by Lynda Pflueger


Legend of Flight

by Lynda Pflueger

Pub Date: June 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-7660-1976-4
Publisher: Enslow

Part of the Historical American Biographies series, this personalized account of America’s adored darling of aviation avoids a didactic tone most of the time by incorporating many quotes from Earhart into the narrative. Each of the ten chapters opens with one appropriate to the events such as, “Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” The concise text, quite readable due to the many anecdotes, is documented with footnotes. Backmatter includes a chronology, glossary, bibliography of six children’s books, three Internet sites, and an index. An epilogue discusses Earhart’s mysterious disappearance and cites various theories. A solid landing. (b&w photos, not seen) (Biography. 10-14)