I have always been fascinated by the mystery surrounding Amelia Earhart, the thrill seeking, adventure loving pilot who disappeared over the Pacific trying to fly around the world in 1937.
This book is full of pictures and stories that reveal a lot more about Amelia than just her disappearance. In this book, you get a look at why Amelia was so compelled to adventure and do things no one else had ever tried before. You also get a first hand account of the hours and days following the moment her plane seemed to disappear into thin air. There are actually many many clues…the trick is figuring out which ones have anything at all to do with what really happened.
I think the reason people, including myself, are so interested in Amelia can be best understood by reading the note Amelia wrote before she left on her trip:
“Please know I am quite aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” (page 110)
She was an adventurer and took on the risks willingly. I think we are all interested in people that are unafraid of challenges, whatever the challenges are. Next summer you can follow another attempt to find out what happened to Amelia Earhart. There is going to be an underwater search take place in July, 2012. Maybe this time someone will find something and solve this 75 year-old mystery.
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