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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

The Sky's No Limit

American Heroes (Volume 2)

Lori Van Pelt

Forge Books


A exciting new biography of America's first lady of flight.

As a tomboy growing up in Kansas, Amelia Earhart delighted in trying new and risky things, once even building a roller-coaster in her grandparents' backyard. In her 20s she fell in love with flight while watching an aerobatics exhibition and grew even more enthralled when she took her first airplane ride.

At age 24 she earned her pilot's wings and 1928 took part in the transatlantic "Friendship" flight. Her willowy build, wholesome smile, and tousled blonde hair invited comparison to the celebrated pilot Charles Lindbergh, and "Lady Lindy" charmed the public with her unassuming manner.

Lori Van Pelt's Amelia Earhart: The Sky's No Limit takes readers through Earhart's career triumphs and tragedies. It explorers not only her accomplishments in the field of flight, but also her struggles in the male-dominated world of aviation.

Named to the New York Public Library's Best Books for the Teen Age 2006

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Praise for Amelia Earhart

“Amelia Earhart: The Sky's No Limit should be on everybody's reading list, for it reminds us of just how brave America's 'Lady Lindy' was, how much she accomplished and how great were the risks she knowingly took. Lori Van Pelt, succeeds in capturing Amelia's personality as well as those of the many celebrities who surrounded her. This exceedingly well-written tribute to Amelia Earhart portrays her as a true American Hero, one whose memory needs to be rekindled in these trying times.” —Col. Walter Boyne (USAF, ret.), former director of the National Air and Space Museum, New York Times bestselling author

"Should be on everybody's reading list for it reminds us just how brave America's ‘Lady Lindy' was.” —Col. Walter J. Boyne (USAF, ret.), former director of the National Air and Space Museum

“Van Pelt's biography reignited my admiration for a fearless pioneer who not only broke barriers and pushed back frontiers but also helped spearhead commercial aviation and the advancement of women.” —The Guardian (UK)

“Until now, none of the many books written about Amelia captures the breadth of her life. V an Pelt reminds us why Amelia remains one of America's most vibrant revolutionaries, a leader in the cause for equality and someone for whom even the sky was no boundary.” —Roundup Magazine


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Lori Van Pelt

Lori Van Pelt is a former newspaperwoman whose nonfiction work has appeared in Pilot Getaways, Private Pilot, and numerous other magazines. Her short fiction has appeared in many anthologies and she is author of books of regional history, including Dreamers and Schemers and Capital Characters of Old Cheyenne. She is a member of Western Writers of America and makes their home on her husband's ranch near Saratoga, Wyoming.

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