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American Heroes: Ameilia Earhart

Lori Van Pelt

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Description:

As a tomboy growing up in Kansas, Amelia Earhart delighted in trying new and risky things, once she even built a roller-coaster in her grandparent’s 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 in 1928 took part in the transatlantic "Friendship" flight. In 1937 she married publisher George Putnam who managed her career and promoted her zealously, ensuring her status as the world’s best-known aviatrix. The next year she soloed the Atlantic, afterward receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross and began championing the efforts of women to explore careers traditionally held by men. Tragically, just days before her 40th birthday her plane vanished en route to a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean as she neared the end of her round-the-world journey. After an exhaustive search, no trace of the plane or Amelia was ever found.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kris Faulkner

Length:

5h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

27:41


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:45