Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved

Amelia Earhart The Mystery Solved A biography of the woman flier Amelia Earhart whose disappearance on her round the world flight in July gave rise to numerous rumours that are finally laid to rest through the investigations of

  • Title: Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved
  • Author: Elgen M. Long Marie K. Long
  • ISBN: 9780684860053
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A biography of the woman flier Amelia Earhart, whose disappearance on her round the world flight in July 1937 gave rise to numerous rumours that are finally laid to rest through the investigations of these two authors Their conclusion that she ran out of fuel is well supported by new evidence.

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    1. This book is essentially a tediously detailed, blow-by-blow account of Amelia Earhart's 1937 attempted around-the-world flight, packed with details, all aimed presumably at finally solving the mystery. And apparently they do solve it to their satisfaction, although I'm not entirely sure I know after finishing the book, what their solution is exactly. Their discussion of their solution is so mired in technical details requiring navigational expertise that I understood very little beyond the basic [...]

    2. Finding a book to read can come from any source. For this one, it was in the comment section of news story about the search for Amelia Earhart. The person leaving the comment said this was the definitive answer on what happened to Amelia Earhart, that the story about her landing safely on an island was false. After reading this I agree.There is not much to spoil on this story since you know she disappears. What makes this book stand out is the detail the author gives in describing her last fligh [...]

    3. Although the style of writing is very good and does not get in the way of the story, it is likely that the book will be most welcomed by readers with a background in aviation, navigation, or radio technology and procedures, because that is what constitutes the bulk of it. Those more interested in the personalities involved and their relationships may want to look elsewhere.The authors are eminently qualified to write on this topic since one of them was a pilot/navigator during the era when the m [...]

    4. I have been on an Amelia Earhart kick lately ever since I read Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming. Here I thought that I had learned everything that there was to know about this brilliant flyer by reading lots of biographies of her as a child. She is definitely a person that people use with children to celebrate all kinds of different values. But Candace Fleming and also the Longs' book paints a somewhat different picture and more complex picture of the woman. After reading both, there is little dou [...]

    5. Elgen Long and wife Marie have certainly put in the time and effort to understand the loss of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan. The result is a detailed travelogue of the second (and last) world flight of AE, plus Elgen's extensively explained theory of her loss; e.g. ran out of fuel west of Howland Island, ditched and sank. Completely believable theory, that. But the Longs do not deal with the spate of alternate theories, probably by design, but the level of certainty for an uncertain event smack [...]

    6. This book is filled with a great deal of flying data, salted in between the narrative passages, including biographical information, about Amelia Earhart's second (and final) attempt to fly around the world. The title I feel is somewhat misleading with the words "The Mystery Solved." In my opinion, they mystery is not, and will not, be solved until the actual plane is located. However, the authors have compiled compelling theory based on all data available that might just pinpoint the exact locat [...]

    7. Another book about Amelia Earhart, my second in recent times. This one is considered a primary source on her disappearance. It covers only her round-the-world flight postulates the simple solution; the Electra ran out of gas and went down in the Pacific ocean within 100 miles of Howland, Island on July 2, 1937. Why? Lots of reasons; radio incompatibility and training, communication miscommunication and the fact that Howland Is. was plotted six miles off its actual location on the navigator's cha [...]

    8. I really enjoyed this book. The Longs' have decades of early aeronautics knowledge and are proponents of the "ditch at sea" theory. Particularly good on explaining line of position from celestial navigation. I find reading about Amelia Earhart fascinating on so many levels: early aeronautics, achievements by women, courageous acts that challenge one. It's awe-inspiring that early flight pioneers had the courage and tenacity to fly in primitive machines with the most rudimentary communications ov [...]

    9. The first part of the book is interesting. It explains how Amelia got started in flying and some of the records she set. The trip around the world was drawn out and took an effort to get all the way through it. And while they present theories of where the plane came down, the title is a bit of a stretch to say The Mystery Solved. The miscommunication among the guard ship radio operators and crew, the plane's communication capabilities, and the lack of Morse Code knowledge of Amelia and Fred does [...]

    10. The story itself was interesting enough, but a lot of the technical details weren't explained very well and were thus confusing (and at times tedious). I was mainly reading for a biography of Amelia Earhart, which I got to a degree, though a lot of the early details were breezed over. There's extensive information on the parts of her trip around the world that she did complete; in fact, that's what most of the book comprises. The extensive research on the part of the authors is commendable, but [...]

    11. Well researched but a bit on the dry side. Chock full of technical details, such as how many gallons of gas were taken on at this stop, which parts were repaired or replaced, etc. It sounds like some confusion on the time zone being used, and an unfamiliarity with the radio equipment contributed to the plane not reaching Howland Island and crashing when it eventually ran out of fuel.I don't know about "The Mystery Solved" - I don't think there was a real mystery as to what happened. If you are l [...]

    12. I've heard about Amelia Earhart for years, and accepted others' explanations of her exploits. Until I read this book, I did not understand exactly how difficult the challenges were that all aviators faced during the first years of flight. The authors do a great job of explaining exactly how she did what she did and why it was so amazing. They chronicle her around the world flight in such great detail that you truly understand how remarkable it was for the sheer amount of things that could go wro [...]

    13. I read this book some time ago. Long provides the reader with an interesting perspective on AE's disappearance. By concentrating most of the book on her final days, I didn't become bored with another biography about Amelia. [Endorsed by Earhart]

    14. Fascinating read. Explains difficult concepts involving radio transmissions, navigation, etc in simple language. Also shows just how difficult flying was back then; and makes AE's accomplishments all the more impressive.

    15. Very well written and remarkably researched. Definitely brought to life an event that occurred over 70 years ago. Significant analysis and insights as to what most likely happened on Amelia's final flight.

    16. i read this book for english honors and i absolutly loved this book when i started reading this book i just could not put it down i would recomend this book to anyone

    17. While it is choc-ful of facts about the beloved Ms. Earhart, it failed to solve anything. Not that I'm expecting anything to be solved. But, it's still a good read, so yeah you could check it out.

    18. An interesting read, I had to read this book for my classes' book club but I found it okay. I thought if it more as a flight log then a biography but still, it served the purpose!

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