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Amelia Earhart s Daughters

Author : Leslie Haynsworth
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Chronicles the lives and careers of pioneering women aviators

Daughter of the Sky

Author : Paul L. Jr. Briand
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Daughter of the Sky, first published in 1960, is an intimate look at the life of Amelia Earhart from her early years growing up in Kansas, her work as a nurse and social worker, and her many adventures in flying. Also included is a detailed account of her final flight around the globe, with a transcript of Earhart's final radio messages prior to her still unsolved disappearance. This edition includes 22 pages of photographs, and a new Epilogue provides an update on the search for Amelia Earhart, her navigator Fred Noonan, and her Lockheed Electra aircraft.

Amelia Earhart s Daughters

Author : Leslie Haynsworth
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Chronicles the lives and careers of pioneering women aviators

Daughter of the Sky

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Children of the Changing South

Author : Foster Dickson
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Although much attention has been paid to the adults who led, participated in, or witnessed the civil rights movement, much less attention has been given to those who were children during that era. Especially in the South, these children of the 1950s and afterward came of age in the midst of major societal shifts regarding race, gender, social class, and industry as the South re-branded itself the “Sun Belt.” In this collection of memoirs, writers, teachers, scholars and historians recall growing up in the South from the late 1950s to the early 1990s, revealing how the region changed over time, as well as how a Southern childhood varied across time, race, gender, socio-economic status, and geography. By viewing these remembrances through the lens of multiculturalism, this collection offers anuanced understanding of how the pre-civil rights movement South evolved into the South of the 21st century.

Daughter of the Sky

Author : Paul L. Briand (Jr.)
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Amelia Earhart s Daughters

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In 1942, with war raging on two fronts and military pilots in short supply, the U.S. Army Air Force enlisted a handful of skilled female aviators to deliver military planes from factories to air bases -- including more than 1,000 women. These superb pilots logged more than six million miles in all kinds of weather. But, after WW2 ended, their heroism was unheralded. In 1961, a handful of top female pilots took part in a new program termed ¿Women in Space.¿ Subjected to the same rigorous tests as the Mercury astronauts, 13 women were admitted to the program. These skilled aviators had the ¿right stuff¿ at the wrong time, and again women were denied their place in history. This is their story, one of courage, ferocity, and patriotism. Photos.

Daughter of the Sky

Author : Paul L. Briand
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A biography of the aviation pioneer who was the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic.

Amelia Earhart The Turbulent Life of an American Icon

Author : Kathleen C. Winters
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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.

Daughter of the Sky

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A biography of the aviation pioneer who was the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic.

Reckless Daughter

Author : David Yaffe
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"She was like a storm." —Leonard Cohen Joni Mitchell may be the most influential female recording artist and composer of the late twentieth century. In Reckless Daughter, the music critic David Yaffe tells the remarkable, heart-wrenching story of how the blond girl with the guitar became a superstar of folk music in the 1960s, a key figure in the Laurel Canyon music scene of the 1970s, and the songwriter who spoke resonantly to, and for, audiences across the country. A Canadian prairie girl, a free-spirited artist, Mitchell never wanted to be a pop star. She was nothing more than “a painter derailed by circumstances,” she would explain. And yet, she went on to become a talented self-taught musician and a brilliant bandleader, releasing album after album, each distinctly experimental, challenging, and revealing. Her lyrics captivated listeners with their perceptive language and naked emotion, born out of Mitchell’s life, loves, complaints, and prophecies. As an artist whose work deftly balances narrative and musical complexity, she has been admired by such legendary lyricists as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen and beloved by such groundbreaking jazz musicians as Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter, and Herbie Hancock. Her hits—from “Big Yellow Taxi” to “Both Sides, Now” to “A Case of You”—endure as timeless favorites, and her influence on the generations of singer-songwriters who would follow her, from her devoted fan Prince to Björk, is undeniable. In this intimate biography, drawing on dozens of unprecedented in-person interviews with Mitchell, her childhood friends, and a cast of famous characters, Yaffe reveals the backstory behind the famous songs—from Mitchell’s youth in Canada, her bout with polio at age nine, and her early marriage and the child she gave up for adoption, through the love affairs that inspired masterpieces, and up to the present—and shows us why Mitchell has so enthralled her listeners, her lovers, and her friends. Reckless Daughter is the story of an artist and an era that have left an indelible mark on American music.

Amelia Earhart

Author : Patricia Lakin
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Profiles Amelia Earhart, who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and who disappeared during her attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world.

Amelia Earhart

Author : Lori Van Pelt
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A exciting new biography of America's first lady of flight. As a tomboy growing up in Kansas, Amelia Earhart delighted in trying new and risky things, once even building a roller-coaster in her grandparents' backyard. In her 20s she fell in love with flight while watching an aerobatics exhibition and grew even more enthralled when she took her first airplane ride. At age 24 she earned her pilot's wings and 1928 took part in the transatlantic "Friendship" flight. Her willowy build, wholesome smile, and tousled blonde hair invited comparison to the celebrated pilot Charles Lindbergh, and "Lady Lindy" charmed the public with her unassuming manner. Lori Van Pelt's Amelia Earhart: The Sky's No Limit takes readers through Earhart's career triumphs and tragedies. It explorers not only her accomplishments in the field of flight, but also her struggles in the male-dominated world of aviation. Named to the New York Public Library's Best Books for the Teen Age 2006 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

America s Daughters

Author : Judith Head
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A history of women in the United States from the seventeenth century to modern times, discussing the roles they have played in society and historical events and focusing on individuals from Pocahontas to Sandra Day O'Connor.

Little People Big Dreams Amelia Earhart

Author : Isabel SÁNCHEZ VERGARA
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In the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. The book follows Amelia Earhart, whose strong will and self-belief helped her overcome prejudice and technical problems to become the first female flier to fly solo across the Atlantic ocean. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Amelia's life at the back.

Night Flight

Author : Robert Burleigh
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An account of Amelia Earhart's dangerous 1932 flight across the Atlantic Ocean from Newfoundland to Ireland, in which she survived bad weather and a malfunctioning airplane. Includes a brief biography of the aviator.

Amelia Lost

Author : Candace Fleming
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From the acclaimed author of The Great and Only Barnum—as well as The Lincolns, Our Eleanor, and Ben Franklin's Almanac—comes the thrilling story of America's most celebrated flyer, Amelia Earhart. In alternating chapters, Fleming deftly moves readers back and forth between Amelia's life (from childhood up until her last flight) and the exhaustive search for her and her missing plane. With incredible photos, maps, and handwritten notes from Amelia herself—plus informative sidebars tackling everything from the history of flight to what Amelia liked to eat while flying (tomato soup)—this unique nonfiction title is tailor-made for middle graders. Amelia Lost received four starred reviews and Best Book of the Year accolades from School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Horn Book Magazine, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.

Talking Book Topics

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Like Mother Like Daughter

Author : Marcia Rose
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A multigenerational story follows the lives of four women beginning with matriarch Leah Vogel Lazarus in 1910 and chronicling their adventures in Greenwich Village, San Francisco, New York, and London. Reprint.

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine

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