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A Book Review of Amelia Earhart by Benjamin Earhart

Amelia Earhart made headlines worldwide when the ocean liner Friendship arrived in Hawaii on December 27, 1934, bearing passengers including legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart who made or broke numerous aviation marks during this voyage.

Earhart’s ancestors had been pioneers, and she took immense pride in becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Additionally, Earhart promoted women’s rights in male-dominated professions.

Early Life and Education

Earhart held several occupations before she rose to become America’s aviation sweetheart, such as social worker, photographer, and author. In this book she details those jobs and how they impacted her life choices; including an amusing incident where she narrowly averted colliding head-on with a horse while sledding.

In 1919 she enrolled at Columbia University as a premed student, but after moving with her parents to California she decided to drop out in order to pursue her passion of flying.

Soon, she began setting records and writing best-selling books, earning numerous honors along the way. When she vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937, it captured public imagination and caused numerous theories and claims regarding its cause; evidence points towards Howland Island as likely being its location. Here is an intriguing account of this American icon.

Professional Career

At the turn of the 20th century, aviation was predominantly male-dominated – yet that didn’t prevent Earhart from becoming a daring and celebrated pilot, earning her admiration of her peers and becoming one of the first women pilots.

She kept scrapbooks of women who had achieved success in traditionally “masculine” occupations, and resolved to emulate their example. After she achieved fame as an influencer selling everything from luggage to cigarettes, she became one of the most sought-after pitch women for these goods and services.

Now, nearly 80 years later, a septuagenarian marine explorer named Robert Ballard hopes to solve the mystery surrounding Amelia Earhart. Having solved Titanic and Bismarck disasters previously, Robert is using cutting-edge technologies in search for any possible clues hidden deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean.

Achievement and Honors

Earhart managed to excel despite working in an industry dominated by men. She became one of the most acclaimed female pilots during her time, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross for her efforts.

In 1935, she made aviation history by flying solo from Hawaii to California. Soon thereafter, she set her sights higher and planned a world circumnavigation flight.

On July 2, 1937, she set sail from Lae, New Guinea with her navigator Fred Noonan for Howland Island over the Pacific Ocean and never returned. At that time, they were considered international heroes and thousands of ships and planes searched the area in hopes of finding them alive; she was later declared deceased.

Personal Life

Earhart took great pride in her identity as an American pioneer, using her fame to advance women in aviation and advocate for their rights. Additionally, she wrote numerous books such as her best-seller “20 Hours 40 Min.”.

Fred Noonan, her navigator, had served two decades as a merchant seaman – beginning as an able-bodied crew member and working up through captain of ocean going steamships – until leaving to pursue flying as one of the pioneers of long distance aerial navigation.

He and Earhart both maintained private lives, but shared an adventurous spirit and the belief that their achievements could inspire others to reach for the stars. Although both had found immense success as pilots, neither settled down to any one place permanently.

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