Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Taken from a variety of sources like letters, this is a stirring account of Earhart's attempt to fly around the world. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Earhart's account of her ill-fated last flight around the world, begun in 1937, remains one of the most moving and absorbing adventure stories of all time. Compiled here are dispatches, letters, diary entries and charts she sent to her husband at each stage of her trip.
From Publishers Weekly:
This reprint of the chronicle of what turned out to be her last flying mission is sure to win new fans for the famed aviatrix. Earhart set out to circle the globe in 1937, with the aid of navigator Fred Noonan, and was lost after taking off from Lae, New Guinea, only 7000 miles short of the journey's completion. This narrative, assembled by Earhart's husband, the publisher G. P. Putnam, from her letters, diary and dispatches, reveals the pilot to be a cheerful, gallant soul, ever responsive to the earth's beauties. Entries in her log book are as likely to refer to rainbows and the fantastic shapes of clouds as to readings from her instrument panel. Her thoughts on equal opportunities for women are timely and inspiring 51 years later: "Women should do for themselves what men have already doneand occasionally what men have not donethereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action." Unfortunately, the author is not so forward-thinking when it comes to race (black mechanics look "considerably simian"), although she decries what Americans did to Africans, "these proud people, so handsome and intelligent in the setting of their own country." Given the marvelous, stirring content of this book, a more detailed foreword, including a capsule biography, would be appreciated by a generation of readers unfamiliar with Earhart's accomplishments. Illustrations not seen by PW.
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Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Three Rivers Press, 1988. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0517567946
Descrizione libro Crown Publishing Group. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Codice libro della libreria G0517567946I5N10
Descrizione libro Crown Publishing Group. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0517567946I5N00
Descrizione libro Crown Publishing Group. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Codice libro della libreria G0517567946I4N00
Descrizione libro Orion Books, 1988. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. (1st edition, 1st printing) Very large softcover, glossy wrappers in shades of purple, a colorized photo of famed aviatrix at top front right, 135 heavy pages, facsimile notes, a poem on Amelia by Nathalia Crane. Spine very lightly slanted, very tiny creases and light wear to top tips, very light tiny brown spotting to exterior page edges. Good. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 52469
Descrizione libro Orion Books, NY, 1988. Trade Paper. Condizione libro: Near Fine. 133 pp, illus, photo section. Clean, bright, tight copy withi minor scratch to cover. States First edition, but it was published in the 1930s. This book is likely to require extra postage for overseas shipping which can be very high, so before ordering , contact me so that the postage rate can be agreed upon. ID# NB. Codice libro della libreria 012655
Descrizione libro Orion Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1988. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Good+. No Jacket. Photographs (illustratore). Paperback Edition. G+/none, used pb, 135pp. Perfect bound, color illustrated stiff paper wraps with white colored text on upper and spine; slight edge wear; no chips or tears. Interior pages clean, unmarked except former owner's stamp on half-title page. Binding is tight. Codice libro della libreria 017977
Descrizione libro Orion Books, New York, 1988. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. Photographs (illustratore). Reprint. Moving account of Amelia Earhart's final flight. Int. vg. B & w photographs. 140 pages. Chapter book. Arranged by George Palmer Putnam and a foreword by Walter J. Boyne. Slight shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria 126184B
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97805175679444.0
Descrizione libro Three Rivers Press, 1988. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0517567946