Coverart for item
The Resource Amelia Earhart : the turbulent life of an American icon, Kathleen C. Winters

Amelia Earhart : the turbulent life of an American icon, Kathleen C. Winters

Label
Amelia Earhart : the turbulent life of an American icon
Title
Amelia Earhart
Title remainder
the turbulent life of an American icon
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen C. Winters
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific in 1937, she was at the height of her fame. Fascination with Earhart remains just as strong today, as her mysterious disappearance continues to inspire speculation. In this nuanced and often surprising biography, acclaimed aviation historian Kathleen C. Winters moves beyond the caricature of the spunky, precocious pilot to offer a more complex portrait. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary accounts, airline records, and other original research, this book reveals a flawed heroine who was frequently reckless and lacked basic navigation skills, but who was also a canny manipulator of mass media. Winters details how Earhart and her husband, publisher George Putnam, worked to establish her as an international icon, even as other spectacular pilots went unnoticed. Sympathetic yet unsentimental, this biography helps us to see Amelia Earhart with fresh eyes"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winters, Kathleen C
Dewey number
  • 629.13092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TL540.E3
LC item number
W57 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Earhart, Amelia
  • Women air pilots
Label
Amelia Earhart : the turbulent life of an American icon, Kathleen C. Winters
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn502031133
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
vi, 242 pages
Isbn
9780230616691
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010020026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o502031133
  • (OCoLC)502031133
  • (Sirsi) b13340955
Label
Amelia Earhart : the turbulent life of an American icon, Kathleen C. Winters
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn502031133
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
vi, 242 pages
Isbn
9780230616691
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010020026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o502031133
  • (OCoLC)502031133
  • (Sirsi) b13340955

Library Locations

    • Lawrence Public LibraryBorrow it
      707 Vermont Street, Lawrence, KS, 66044, US
      38.9708416 -95.23765449999999
Processing Feedback ...