Amelia Earhart: Beyond the Grave by W. C. Jameson

By W. C. Jameson

This well-researched ebook is a biography of the life—and disappearance—of Amelia Earhart, the pioneering aviator who used to be the 1st girl to fly solo over the Atlantic in 1928. yet did Amelia’s aircraft quite crash and sink in 1937, or was once her destiny totally diverse?

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His single numerical grade is an 85 in Physical Training, the one subject in which no final examination could have been given. The rest of his record is equally spotty and is complicated by withdrawals and reentries. For almost the entire spring semester of 1915 he was out of school, visiting his mother and grandmother on the Isle of Pines, just south of Cuba. His announcement in a letter to his grandmother in February 1916 that he was at last "a Junior (capital) in high school" represents-if his record means anything-considerable generosity on the part of the school system.

From his friend William Wright she had heard of his poetic A Life of Hart Crane I rgo8-rgr6 29 accomplishment. " Only in Mrs. Warner's class was he an active participant. " But it was less in class than in full, long, and easy talks with his close friends that Harold was able to bring together his knowledge. Of those friends, William Wright was most important. Superficially, the boys were as different as night and day. Wright was, in his high-school years, an animated extrovert, a cheerful boy involved in almost everything the school offered.

From his friend William Wright she had heard of his poetic A Life of Hart Crane I rgo8-rgr6 29 accomplishment. " Only in Mrs. Warner's class was he an active participant. " But it was less in class than in full, long, and easy talks with his close friends that Harold was able to bring together his knowledge. Of those friends, William Wright was most important. Superficially, the boys were as different as night and day. Wright was, in his high-school years, an animated extrovert, a cheerful boy involved in almost everything the school offered.

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