Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

The Mystery Solved

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
An authoritative re-creation of Amelia Earhart's fateful final flight draws on a recently rediscovered report and lost radio logs of her last transmissions to explain what really happened when Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, mysteriously vanished during her around-the-world flight.

Simon and Schuster
• The final answer on Amelia Earhart: Amelia Earhart puts to rest the speculation and rumors surrounding Earhart’s disappearance. The Longs prove that she was pushing the limits of technology and simply pushed too far. With the primitive conditions Earhart was flying under—no radar, unreliable communication—she missed Howland Island, her next stop..

• An expert author and pilot: Elgen Long has more than forty years of combat and civilian flying experience. During World War II, he flew planes virtually identical to the Electra that Earhart flew, making him one of the few living pilots who understands the conditions she flew under. Elgen and his wife, Marie, spent more than twenty-five years, interviewed more than 100 witnesses, and traveled more than 100,000 miles researching this book. .

• A new movie: Amelia , starring Hilary Swank, will be released by Fox Searchlight in fall 2009. The screenplay is based on three books, including Elgen and Marie Long’s Amelia Earhart , and Elgen Long served as a technical advisor to the film..

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009, 1999
ISBN: 9781439164662
Branch Call Number: 629.1309 EARHA LONG
Characteristics: 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Long, Marie K.


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Amelia Earhart was a pioneer aviator, who disappeared mysteriously over the Pacific. The author recreates her flight using recently discovered radio logs and transmissions.

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