Amelia Earhart: A Biography by Doris L. RichShe 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 womens rights and a tireless crusader for commercial air travel. Doris L. Richs 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.
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Her disappearance during a flight around the world in became an enduring mystery, fueling much speculation. In addition to her piloting feats, Earhart was known for encouraging women to reject constrictive social norms and to pursue various opportunities, especially in the field of aviation. Amelia Earhart was famous during her life for her numerous aviation records, most notably being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean When she became a celebrity for her aviation feats, she began delivering lectures and writing books about her flights. While still a child, Earhart displayed an adventurous and independent nature for which she would later become known. The Earharts moved often, and she completed high school in Chicago in After her mother received her inheritance, Earhart was able to attend the Ogontz School in Rydal, Pennsylvania.
Her sister, Muriel, is born two years later. Amelia lives primarily with her maternal grandparents in Atchison during the school year and spends summers with her parents in Kansas City. Despite her grandmother? Amelia's grandmother, who raised her, dies in Her father struggles with alcoholism, losing his job and checking into a sanatorium for a month to rehabilitate himself.
Amelia Earhart the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean and the first person to make a solo flight across both the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. Earhart also set several height and speed records in an airplane. Despite all these records, Amelia Earhart is perhaps best remembered for her mysterious disappearance, which has become one of the enduring mysteries of the 20th century. While attempting to become the first woman to fly around the world , she disappeared on July 2, , while heading toward Howland's Island. Amelia Earhart spent much of her early childhood living with her Otis grandparents in Atchison during the school months and then spending her summers with her parents.
Amelia Earhart, 1897-1937
Born: July 24, Atchison, Kansas Died: c. The American aviator Amelia Earhart remains the world's best-known woman pilot even long after her mysterious disappearance during a round-the-world flight in Until she was twelve she lived with her wealthy maternal grandparents, Alfred and Amelia Harres Otis, in Atcheson, Kansas, where she attended a private school. In Amelia and her younger sister, Muriel, went to live with their parents in Des Moines, Iowa, where the railroad had transferred her father. While in Des Moines, Earhart saw her first airplane while visiting a state fair. Because it had been only a few years since the Wright Brothers Wilbur, —; Orville, — made their first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, young Earhart was not overly impressed with what she saw at the fair. Amelia Earhart.