The Sound of Wings
By Mary S. Lovell
* Reissue of the acclaimed biography of aviator Amelia Earhart
When she disappeared in 1937 over a shark-infested sea, Amelia Earhart had lived up to her wish - internationally famous, a daring and pioneering aviator, and ambassador extraordinary for the United States. Married to a man with a genius for publicity, her life was crowded, demanding and adventurous.
Mary S. Lovell's superb biography examines a legend to reveal the pressures and influences that drove Amelia, and shows how her life, career and manner of death foreshadowed the tragedies and excesses of a media-dominated age.
Mary Lovell lists her chief interests as horses, sailing, aviation and book collecting. She enjoys overseas travel and is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She is the author of four previous biographies including the international bestseller STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING: The Biography of Beryl Markham.
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06 Aug 2009
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** 'The inevitability of a great romantic tragedy . . . In this book the little things and the great mingle and somehow explain each other. This is what biographies are about — GUARDIAN
** 'A private glimpse beneath the surface of public lives — THE TIMES
** 'Vividly evokes the tragic aspect of Amelia Earhart, as well as the moxie and grit of her personality and the hair-raising atmosphere of pioneering aviation — NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW