Amelia Earhart’s is one of the most recognizable names in early aviation history. Famous as the first female aviator to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean (making her only the second nd only other person a to do so after Lindbergh), she went to on break records and achieve many aviation firsts. Her tragic disappearance on her 1937 solo round-the-world flight remains shrouded in mystery.
The Ninety-Nines celebrate Amelia Earhart as our first President as well as a founding member. We strive to continue her legacy with our mission to advocate and support women in aviation as well as sharing our passion for flight. Her example helped to combat the notion that flying is a men’s only occupation. She remains a role model and inspiration to challenge boundaries, overcome stereotypes, confront fears and pursue dreams.
|The Fun Of It: Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women in Aviation|
by Amelia Earhart. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. In her own words, Amelia shares her life and passion for flying.
|Last Flight – Amelia Earhart’s Flying adventures|
by Amelia Earhart. Written by Amelia and edited by husband George P. Putnam, Amelia shares her life experience from a personal point of view – her passions, dreams, hopes and fears.
|The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart|
by Mary S. Lovell. Judged by some to be the best Amelia biography, this book offers an engaging look at both Amelia’s achievements and her relationship with her publicist husband the flamboyant George P. Putnam.
|East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart|
by Susan Butler. This detailed account of Amelia Earhart’s life and flight achievements was the basis for the movie Amelia, starring Hilary Swank.
|Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart|
by Candace Fleming. Explores Amelia’s life from childhood up until her last flight and the exhaustive search for her and her missing plane.
|Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last|
by Mike Campbell. Presents new findings, eyewitness accounts and analysis, and never-before-published revelations about Amelia Earhart last flight and fate.
|Who Was Amelia Earhart?|
by Kate Boehm Jerome and David Cain. For younger readers (Grades 3-6), this book chronicles Amelia’s life and accomplishments from her early years to her mysterious 1937 disappearance.