Amelia Earhart (disappeared 2 July 1937)
Undoubtedly the most famous of the pioneering women in aviation, Amelia Earhart (b. 1897) disappeared on 2 July 1937 while flying over the Pacific, attempting an around-the-world flight via an equatorial route.
|Amelia Earhart, c. 1928|
The title of this post is from Earhart's 1932 memoir, The Fun of It.
There are more books about Earhart than I can begin to mention here--lots of them filled with speculation and wild theories about what "really" happened to her. I don't know enough to be able to make a recommendation. There is also Amelia Earhart: The Official Website, and while there is a good biography, a photo gallery, and videos, there is also an awful lot of stuff for sale. (A reproduction of Earhart's jacket, since she was one of "the world's most stylish icons"? Really?)