Crooked River, Valerie Geary's debut novel, is a coming-of-age-story, a ghost story, and a literary tale of psychological suspense told in the alternating voices of 15-year-old Sam and her 10-year-old sister Ollie.
All of TIGHAR artifacts can be quite easily proven to be nothing to do with Amelia Earhart, which is unsurprising considering that their theory makes no logical sense. Earhart's radio messages from just before she disappeared show clearly that she was in the general vicinity of her destination.
What I truly want in a woman is a connection with her so unique that we're the only two people that can share it.
Amelia Earhart buffs might be surprised to learn that the remains of her aircraft, widely reported to have gone down off Howland Island in the South Pacific, made it all the way across the Pacific Ocean to the Santa Monica Bay, where it was only recently rediscovered and successfully raised from the ocean floor by the artist Dan Van Clapp.
Our girls are busy building a timeline for the 20th century. Included are, among other things, the Civil Rights movement (1954-1968), a picture of Ros...
After she flew the Atlantic solo in 1932, landing in a farmer's field in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Amelia Earhart became the most famous woman in the world.
TIGHAR is planning a search of the coral reef face at Nikumaroro Atoll in the central Pacific, where its researchers think Earhart's airplane wound up after it went missing on July 2, 1937.
Where is the missing plane? Each day dawns bright, and with it, a new theory. Some are ominous. The transponders disabled, the crew complicit. The flight path reprogrammed via an on board computer. Houses are searched, conspiracies forwarded.
You mean 1920s-era women were not all church-going sweet belles with bonnets and daisies?
With each new theory or book or expedition, her name remains in the public arena. But is that the only reason Earhart is remembered? Why do people continue to search and more importantly, to care?
Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared over the Pacific in 1937. What happened to them? There are three main hypotheses -- that is, educated guesses that can be tested through research and exploration.
The word bothered me greatly years ago, as aviatrix, a feminization of aviator, seemed to make their accomplishments parenthetical. But I think of it differently these days as I understand the women of that era were different than the men -- they had to be "more."
Earhart didn't become a household name overnight. She made many decisions and that is where the road she chose ended up. Make a decision today that is worth the risk.
At a time when women and minorities were rarely seen in the cockpit of an airplane, Amelia Earhart's pioneering achievements broke the silence barrier, inspired a nation and paved the way for so many others who have followed in her path.
My own story with aviation could be described as a teenage romance that grew into a lifelong love affair.
Women today are able to stand on Amelia Earhart's shoulders and reach for their own stars, becoming astronauts and commercial airline pilots.