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    • ISBN:9780748112005
    • Publication date:06 Aug 2009

Amelia Earhart

The Sound of Wings

By Mary S. Lovell

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* 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.

Biographical Notes

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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  • ISBN: 9780349121765
  • Publication date: 06 Aug 2009
  • Page count: 512
  • Imprint: Abacus
** '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
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