Reference/Self-Help • Women and History
The Quotable Amelia Earhart
Winner of the 2016 Southwest Book Design and Production Award for Gift Books from the New Mexico Book Association
“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.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Michele Wehrwein Albion’s first job was as a tour guide at a fort built in 1754. She was a curator of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and worked at a number of other museums, including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She is the author of The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt, The Quotable Henry Ford, The Quotable Edison, and The Florida Life of Thomas Edison. She lives in New Hampshire.
“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.”--
“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.”--
“[A] fascinating collection of wise and witty words. . . . Highly recommended.”--
American Reference Books Annual
“[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
5 x 7 in. 272 pages 18 halftones