Author(s): John Burke
Amelia Earhart, one of the most famous aviators in history, earned glory and celebrity in a profession dominated by men. She took her first flying lesson in 1920 and within two years had established a world altitude record. More records followed, and in 1932 Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1937, on a leg of what was planned as an effort to fly around the world, Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. Her disappearance remains one of aviation's greatest mysteries. Book jacket.
John Burke was one of several pen names used by Richard O'Connor, a prolific former journalist who authored more than 50 books, including several biographies for young readers.