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Ric Gillespie

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Book Update
« on: January 08, 2023, 08:22:05 AM »

Thanks to tremendous support from the TIGHAR Literary Guild, we delivered the manuscript for One More Good Flight - The Amelia Earhart Tragedy to the Naval Institute Press on schedule on December 1, 2021. It was an important first step but there is still much to be done before the book is ready for production.
While the text-only manuscript is being reviewed by a reader assigned by the publisher, we’re working on what will become the final manuscript complete with photos, maps, and all the supporting material needed for a scholarly work: acknowledgments, end notes, list of abbreviations, bibliography, cast of characters, etc. Creating the index comes last. Marketing considerations such as cover design and endorsements (aka blurbs) for the dust jacket will be addressed when the finalized book goes to the production phase.

TIGHAR’s thirty-four year investigation of the Earhart tragedy produced a mountain of documented facts, many of them previously unknown. When the truth is known, the mystery disappears, but few would read a dry recitation. The challenge is to present the facts, cited to accepted academic standards, in an engaging and entertaining narrative.

In the firm belief that good history should be accessible and (dare we say) fun, One More Good Flight presents TIGHAR’s findings in forty-five chapters divided into six sequential episodes:

The true story of how Earhart acquired the airplane in which she met her fate.
The preparations for her first world flight attempt and the actual cause of the accident in Hawaii that ended it.
Her second world flight attempt up to her departure from New Guinea for the ill-fated flight to Howland Island.
The story of Earhart’s disappearance, the Navy and Coast Guard’s failed search, and her death as a castaway on Gardner Island.
The story of how events following her death shaped her legend - the government’s refusal to release damning reports, the botched and forgotten British discovery of her remains in 1940, Japanese Capture conspiracy allegations and Crashed-and-Sank push-back.
The origins, key discoveries, and lessons of TIGHAR’s investigation, and a fact-based assessment of Amelia Earhart’s true legacy.

As we move forward toward publication, we’ll keep you informed and welcome your opinions and suggestions about how best to promote the book. We will, of course, continue to accept contributions to the Literary Guild and thank Guild members with a signed copy when the book is published.
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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Re: Book Update
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2023, 02:01:25 AM »

Thanks to tremendous support from the TIGHAR Literary Guild, we delivered the manuscript for One More Good Flight - The Amelia Earhart Tragedy to the Naval Institute Press on schedule on December 1, 2021.


I'll bet that "2021" is a typo.


Congratulations on completing the manuscript! 
LTM,

           Marty
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Jeff Lange

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Re: Book Update
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2023, 05:59:15 AM »

Nice catch Marty! ;)
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Ric Gillespie

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Re: Book Update
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2023, 07:10:23 AM »

I'll bet that "2021" is a typo.

You win that bet.
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