Forum What is the best biography of Amelia Earhart?

The best biography of Amelia so far is The Sound of Wings by Mary S. Lovell (St. Martin’s Press, 1989). Nobody beats her research, or her study of the period. You should also read Whistled Like A Bird by Sally Putnam Chapman.

Lovell’s disappearance appendix isn’t very good. Our theory is that Lovell added it at her editor’s insistence. It must be tough to get a biography of AE published with out at least making a list of the theories. (We can imagine that somewhere GP is agreeing with the editors... Let’s just hope he haunts the folks responsible for I Was Amelia Earhart!!!)

It’s a pity that Lovell relied almost exclusively on Elgen Long for her information concerning the disappearance. On that subject, many of her otherwise well-referenced footnotes simply cite conversations with Mr. Long. Go to The Amelia Earhart Library and Film Festival for mini-reviews of other books.


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