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Amelia Earhart's Shoes : Is the Mystery Solved? - Thomas F. King

Paperback Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9780759101319
Number Of Pages: 438

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Can modern science tell us what happened to Amelia Earhart? The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) has spent fifteen years searching for the famous lost pilot using everything from archival research and archaeological survey to side-scan sonar and the analysis of radio wave propagation. In this spellbinding book, four of TIGHAR's scholars offer tantalizing evidence that the First Lady of the Air and her navigator Fred Noonan landed on an uninhabited tropical island but perished before they could be rescued. Do they have Amelia's shoe? Parts of her airplane? Are her bones tucked away in a hospital in Fiji? Come join their fascinating expedition and examine the evidence for yourself! The new paperback edition brings the search up to the present, including tantalizing evidence of campfires and charred bones found on remote Nikumaroro. Visit the Authors' Web page for more information.

There are competing theories about Earhart's disappearance, but in this engrossing description of the investigations, TIGHAR has produced one of the most cogent and plausible theories yet. This is a valuable and entertaining primer on the disappearance itself, and it just might hold the solution to one of aviation's greatest mysteries.--Mel D. Lane "Library Journal "

Where in the World Is Amelia Earhart?p. 1
The Lady in Questionp. 9
The Navigator and the Airplanep. 16
Disappearancep. 25
After the Search: Assumptions, Assertions, and Conspiracy Theoriesp. 37
Getting Hooked on Earhartp. 47
McKean, Gardner, and the PISSp. 63
First Time on Nikup. 77
Can't Find That Trainp. 95
Hope Springs Eternalp. 110
The Grave, the Skin, and the Shoesp. 119
"We Did It!" or Notp. 129
The Skeptic and the Kiwisp. 143
Back to the Windward Sidep. 149
The Shattered Shores of Nikup. 160
Harassed by Hina, Favored in Funafutip. 176
After the Stormp. 187
Kanton in the Rainp. 196
Bones for Realp. 206
Flesh on the Bonesp. 222
Whose Bones, and Where?p. 235
Meanwhile ...p. 249
Where the Plane Came Downp. 259
Trying to Make Sense of It Allp. 278
What Happened on the Night of July 2?p. 285
And Then? And Now?p. 306
Epilogue: 2001 and Beyondp. 333
Acknowledgmentsp. 375
Notesp. 383
Bibliographyp. 407
Indexp. 417
About the Authorsp. 437
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ISBN: 9780759101319
ISBN-10: 0759101310
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 438
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: ALTA MIRA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.22  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.59