The Quotable Amelia Earhart
Published by: University of New Mexico Press
272 Pages, 5.00 x 7.00 in, 18 halftones
- 9780826345622 | September 2015
- 9780826345639 | September 2015 (Adobe Digital Editions)
"Adventure is worth while in itself."--Amelia Earhart, 1932
A fearless pioneer and a record-breaking pilot, Amelia Earhart engaged the nation and the world when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. Today people remember her most for her disappearance on the last leg of her round-the-world flight in 1937. But more than a record breaker or a ghost lost over the Pacific, Earhart was ambitious, driven, and strong at a time when all three of these traits were considered unfeminine. Earhart's words and her example encouraged women to step beyond the narrow confines of their traditional roles.
The Quotable Amelia Earhart brings together statements from a variety of sources and covers a wide range of topics, including Earhart's flights and her opinions on politics, work, religion, and gender equality. This definitive resource provides a concise, documented collection of Earhart's quotations so that her words, as well as her achievements, may inspire a new generation.
"[Earhart's] quotes reveal a practical-minded woman . . . who believed that women should proudly live up to their fullest potential in the workplace, many decades before this belief became widely accepted in America."--Midwest Book Review
"Consisting of quotations drawn largely from the last decade of Earhart's life, the book successfully conveys her sentiments on subject such as aviation, gender roles, women's rights, and the press. The result is a colorful and realistic narrative of 'Lady Lindy's' personal and professional life."--Kansas History
"[A] fascinating collection of wise and witty words. . . . Highly recommended."--American Reference Books Annual
"Those who know Earhart for her achievements in flight may be surprised to discover her oft-controversial views on gender, marriage, and family. . . . It is clear to see how Earhart's own words will surely charm readers seeking insight into the opinions of this forward-thinking pioneer."--Choice
"This is the real Amelia Earhart. It is a comprehensive study, review, and presentation of Amelia Earhart based on her writings and sayings and not someone else's interpretation of her."--Donald M. Goldstein, coauthor of Amelia: A Life of the Aviation Legend
"The Quotable Amelia Earhart will inspire young people who still dream of flying. Nearly a century later, Amelia Earhart's words remain timely for anyone trying to break the barriers imposed by education, tradition, and government."--Stephen G. Craft, author of Embry-Riddle at War: Aviation Training during World War II