The Sound of Wings

The Sound of Wings This Definitive Biography Of Aviation Legend Amelia Earhart Delivers A Brilliantly Researched Report On Earhart S Life From Her Tomboy Childhood And Early Fascination With Flying, Her Peculiar Business Matrimonial Realtionship With Publisher G.P Putnam To Her Consuming Quest For Avaiation Fame. Before reading The Sound of Wings I didn t know much about Amelia Earhart aside from the mysterious disappearance of her and her beloved plane in 1937, which has been the topic of numerous conspiracy theories and the like After reading this book, I feel almost like I know her personally An inspiration for pilots to take flight and for women to aspire to bethan just simple housewives, this book talks about a woman who dared to follow her dreams of being up in the air With the help of her Before reading The Sound of Wings I didn t know much about Amelia Earhart aside from the mysterious disappearance of her and her beloved plane in 1937, which has been the topic of numerous conspiracy theories and the like After reading this book, I feel almost like I know her personally An inspiration for pilots to take flight and for women
Through a good portion of The Sound of Wings , I believed the book was going to rate a 4 But reading the final third became a real chore and dragged down the rating While the writing is good, the actual telling of the story hit too many snags.To me, the book wasa biography on Amelia Earhart AND George Putnam Interesting, but not what I was looking for Maybe a truer cover portrait would be a snapshot of both of them so the reader is prepared I understand that a nuanced picture of Geor Through a good portion of The Sound of Wings , I believed the book was going to rate a 4 But reading the final third became a real chore and dragged
I read a biography written for children on Amelia Earhart years ago So this is my first foray in reading about her from an adult perspective I ve read several books that talked about Lindbergh and WWI flyers so I feel I have some background in the times and aviation history she lived in One reason I liked this book is the author really wrote a dual biography here She told the story of Amelia but also of her one and only husband, George Putnam Others can tell so much about us about the books I read a biography written for children on Amelia Earhart years ago So this is my first foray in reading about her from an adult perspective I ve read several books that talked about Lindbergh and WWI flyers so I feel I have some background in the times and aviation history she lived in One reason I liked this book is the author really wrote a dual biography here She told the story of Amelia but also of her one and only husband, George Put
I came to this bio almost complete ignorant of Amelia Earhart I knew only that she was a pilot and that she mysteriously disappeared So who is this American icon and why is she so admired That is what I wanted to find out.First off, Lovell isinterested in G.P Putnam than Amelia Not that she doesn t like Amelia, but that Amelia feels like a shadow beside her energetic husband Really, this bio is a defense of the Putnam Earhart marriage Which I appreciate Secondly, I didn t come away I came to this bio almost complete ignorant of Amelia Earhart I knew only that she was a pilot and that she mysteriously disappeared So who is this American icon and why is she so admired That is w
This book does an excellent job of explaining Amelia Earhart s achievements and putting them in the context of her time It also highlights the achievements of a number of her now lesser known contemporaries, which I found fascinating.I especially enjoyed the descriptions of the intrepid women aviators at the national races view spoiler flying with one hand holding the roof on putting out a
I recently finished two books on Amelia Earhart, including this one The Sound of Wings and the one by Dorothy Rich They were both very informative, but The Sound of Wings was much better I thought the author of The Sound of Wings had a muchinquisitive mind and wasdisposed to view George Putnam Amelia s husband with an open mind I thought Doro
I just couldn t get into this book I thought I would have enjoyed it muchIf you are looking for a book filled with every historical detail in Earhart s life, this is for you It was interesting to read about how
This was an interesting view of the relationship between George Putnam and Amelia Earhart They seemed to be a good match in that they were both publicity seekers The book deals mostly with their personal lives and not as much on the theories of Amelia s disappearance, allow these are co
I ve always been intrigued by her ever since the famous song lyric whatever happened to Amelia Earhart If not for that popular song back in the early 2000s, my curiosity wouldn t be triggered Before this book, I only know she conquered a solo transatlantic flight in 1922 and attempted to pilot around the world in 1937 but never finished because she disappeared.This book provided great insight on what went on during her life and even after that Her resilient character is most admirable, c I ve always been intrigued by her ever since the famous song lyric whatever happened to Amelia Earhart If not for that popular song back in the early 2000s, my curiosity wouldn t be triggered Before this book, I only know she conquered a solo transatlantic flight in 1922 and attempted to pilot around the world in 1937 but never finished because she disappeared.This book provided great insight on what went on during her life and even after that Her resilient character is most admirable, considering the time she lived in There were chapters when I thought, she got what she wanted so easily due to the mechanism enabled by her husband a
I have been slow to realize, but Mary S Lovell is one of my favorite writers Lovell approached this subject with previously conceived judgements, but over the course of research and writing changed her mind

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  • Paperback
  • 448 pages
  • The Sound of Wings
  • Mary S. Lovell
  • English
  • 22 March 2018
  • 0312051603