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by Amelia Earhart


The first woman to solo across the Atlantic recalls her youth, early.

The first woman to solo across the Atlantic recalls her youth, early. The Fun Of It: Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women in Aviation. The first woman to solo across the Atlantic recalls her youth, early encounters with flying, career as a pilot, and feminine pioneers in aviation.

Unlike Earhart's other works, 20 Hours, 40 Minutes and Last Flight, which focus on flight details and aircraft .

Unlike Earhart's other works, 20 Hours, 40 Minutes and Last Flight, which focus on flight details and aircraft specifications, this one is about HER and her life and her love of flying. Amelia began her life in Kansas and she became a nurse, a car mechanic, a social worker, a photgrapher, and even an airline vice president before she became America's aviation sweetheart.

Автор: Earhart Amelia Название: The Fun of It. .The book covers the flying conditions under which Earhart flew - in an era before radar, with unreliable communications, grass landing strips and poorly mapped islands.

The book covers the flying conditions under which Earhart flew - in an era before radar, with unreliable communications, grass landing strips and poorly mapped islands.

This book is a very good as an advertisement for women to become aviators, but not good as a biography of Amelia Earhart. Though, it has some biographical information that is not the books purpose so a lot of the book is about aviation and women aviators in general

This book is a very good as an advertisement for women to become aviators, but not good as a biography of Amelia Earhart. Though, it has some biographical information that is not the books purpose so a lot of the book is about aviation and women aviators in general. Recently Viewed and Featured. The Catholic Pioneers of America.

Amelia Mary Earhart (/ˈɛərhɑːrt/, born July 24, 1897; disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean

Amelia Mary Earhart (/ˈɛərhɑːrt/, born July 24, 1897; disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.

Amelia Earhart was an American aviator who set many flying records and championed the advancement of women in aviation. She became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, and the first person ever to fly solo from Hawaii to the . During a flight to circumnavigate the globe, Earhart disappeared somewhere over the Pacific in July 1937. Her plane wreckage was never found, and she was officially declared lost at sea. Her disappearance remains one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the twentieth century.

AUTHOR: Earhart, Amelia. PUBLISHER NAME: Brewer, Warren & Putnam. COLLECTION: Aviation Library. DESCRIPTION: 218, p. : il. ports.

Honoring Amelia Earhart Amelia Earhart Day occurs every year on July It was created to honor Amelia .

Honoring Amelia Earhart Amelia Earhart Day occurs every year on July It was created to honor Amelia Earhart, one of the most famous aviation. July 1937 – Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight. Amelia (Earhart) always kept education, especially the education of women, a primary focus of her relentless dedication, lecturing in universities around the world and even inspiring a course in household engineering at Purdue University, where 1,000 of the 6,000 students were women. She also counseled young women on their careers.

Amelia Earhart, St. Paul, 1914. Appropriately, she titled her memoir The Fun of It: Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women in Aviation. Arrival after solo transatlantic flight, Culmore, Ireland, 1932. Though she didn’t end up going to Bryn Mawr, Amelia was firmly set on getting an education and entered the Ogontz School, a junior college in Pennsylvania, in the fall of 1916.

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Gravelblade
Unlike Earhart's other works, 20 Hours, 40 Minutes and Last Flight, which focus on flight details and aircraft specifications, this one is about HER and her life and her love of flying. Amelia began her life in Kansas and she became a nurse, a car mechanic, a social worker, a photgrapher, and even an airline vice president before she became America's aviation sweetheart. In this book she tells about those occupations and the impacts they had on her life and choices. She also tells a funny tale here and there like the time she was sledding and barely missed a head on collision with a horse, going between its legs as luck would have it. Another funny tale (that also involves a horse) is when she had one as a passenger!

I got bored, however, when Earhart started about the weather bureau and went on a bit too much about the autogiro (helicopter today). The last quarter saves it from becoming a four star book tho. When today someone says the words "women in aviation" we immediately think about Amelia. Amelia generously hands out the credit tho. In the last quarter, Earhart talks about numerous women and their accomplishments in aviation including but not limited to Ruth Nichols, Elinor Smith, Bobby Trout, Anne Lindbergh, Phoebe Omlie, and even a historical great, Ruth Law. There is also a chapter devoted to the early days of hot air ballooning and the ladies involved.

This is a must read for any and all aviation buffs. I will be reading it again.
Jode
"The Fun of It: Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women in Aviation", by Amelia Earhart - Brewer, Warren & Putnam, NY 1932. HC - 213 pages, a list of Aviation Books By Women, and includes 31 B & W photographs, (many full-page and of good quality). 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Dedicated "To the Ninety Nines", this is the 2nd of 3 books Amelia wrote, the 1st being "20 Hrs. 40 Min." after her 1928 Atlantic crossing, whilst the 3rd was "Last Flight" in 1937 on her failed attempt to circumnavigate the globe at the equator.

Herein, AE writes largely a discursive autobiography, reveals her visions of the past, present and future for aviation, impels a strong calling for feminism/equalism of working sexes, ending with a final section about her 1932 solo flight across the Atlantic. AE is quick to point out much of her acclaim is/was due to contribution of others - that, as a girl or woman, she received a luxurience of acclaim, and reveals a modesty not often admitted by others. There is, thoughtfully, and purposefully, only minor mention of her husband George Putnam. AE provides a modest 'tour de force' on the history of flying: -- from balloons, dirigibles, to flying at time of Wright Bros., Dec. 17, 1903 and up to the early 1930's with speculation about supersonic stratoshperic flight, space ships, rocket engines, giant airlines, etc. and discussion of her flights in autogyros which predated heliocopters.

What we find in AE's writing is her directed appeal to encourage women's involvement in each and every phaase of aviation (mechanics, pilotage, meteorology, sales, production, and design): -- AE promotes aviation as an important industry still in its infancy for cargo, mail, transportation and 'for the fun of it'. AE is a skilled writer, making good analogies for her adiences/readers to follow concepts in a book largely free of error, written before 'spell-checker', etc. It is non-technical and should make for a wide reading audience.
Rocky Basilisk
Interesting but a bit boring and factual. I liked that it was written in Amelia's own words but she told me more than what I was looking for. Too much about other people and not enough about her! She went on and on about other flyers of her day and aviational history, which is nice, but if you want more of an autobiography, like I did, this isn't the book for you. But if you are an aviation history buff you might just love it. I'm keeping it for further reference as I'm writing a book about Wiley Post and Harold Gatty and their famous flight around the world in1929.
Lo◘Ve
I am a female pilot. I felt like I was sitting in an airport lounge with Amelia as she told me the story of her life. Even though there was a recent movie and many other books written about her, this book contains so many more details about the rich and courageous life she lived. For example, her mother did not believe in her daughters wearing skirts at a time when that was considered required by polite society. Amelia truly charted her own course through life from an early age and wrote about it honestly and engagingly. I highly recommend this book!
just one girl
This book is amazing! I think its one of those books that everyone should read, especially women. I would recommend it to anyone.
Nakora
I loved this book. Amelia Earhart really invites you to connect with her love of flying. The writing is really engaging, and she has great historical knowledge.
Chilldweller
A fine book
This book inspired many girls and women long ago when it was first published, and it's still both inspiring and great fun to read. I wore out my first copy, so I ordered this as a replacement.
The Fun Of It: Random Records Of My Own Flying And Of Women In Aviation ebook
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