Amelia Earhart: The Sky's No Limit
by Lori Van Pelt
As a tomboy growing up in Kansas, Amelia Earhart delighted in trying new and risky things, once even building a roller coaster. In her 20s she fell in love with flight. At age 24 she earned her pilot’s wings. In 1931 she soloed the Atlantic, receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross. Just days before her 40th birthday, she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, vanished en route to tiny Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean as they neared the end of their round-the-world flight. President FDR authorized the greatest land and ocean search ever undertaken up to that time, but no trace of the missing fliers or their aircraft was even found.
240 pgs, HB w/ dust cover, 5x7.5, photographs.