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Book Title: The Quotable Amelia Earhart|
The author of the book: Michele Wehrwein Albion
Edition: University of New Mexico Press
Date of issue: September 15th 2015
ISBN 13: 9780826345622
Format files: PDF
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"Adventure is worth while in itself."--Amelia Earhart, 1932
A fearless pioneer and a record-breaking pilot, Amelia Earhart engaged the nation and the world when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. Today people remember her most for her disappearance on the last leg of her round-the-world flight in 1937. But more than a record breaker or a ghost lost over the Pacific, Earhart was ambitious, driven, and strong at a time when all three of these traits were considered unfeminine. Earhart's words and her example encouraged women to step beyond the narrow confines of their traditional roles.
The Quotable Amelia Earhart brings together statements from a variety of sources and covers a wide range of topics, including Earhart's flights and her opinions on politics, work, religion, and gender equality. This definitive resource provides a concise, documented collection of Earhart's quotations so that her words, as well as her achievements, may inspire a new generation.
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Read information about the authorFrom the time she was a small child, Michele Wehrwein Albion has been passionate about history. ("I remember making museum exhibits with my toys. The exhibit labels were marked with xes because I couldn't read.") So it is no surprise that she landed her first museum job at 14. After several summers as a tour guide, she helped catalog artifacts. Her life-long dream was to become a museum curator.
Albion graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in history and spent summers and school breaks working at museums. Then it was off to graduate school. She received a Masters in Museum Studies from The George Washington University and worked at the United States Holocaust Museum where she helped research and prepare objects for exhibit. "It was a humbling experience to know that the artifacts I handled would speak to generations about the infamy of the Holocaust," she said.
In 1992, Albion was hired as the first professional curator of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Florida. In a field where curatorial jobs were scarce, it was the realization of a life's dream. "The problem was, I was only 25. It was pretty obvious I needed a new dream," she confesses. She decided to write about Thomas and Mina Edison and their home, Seminole Lodge. "I began with a column in the local paper. It was awful, actually. I had a lot to learn about writing history, but it was a start."
While in Florida Albion met and married her husband, James. After five years at the Edison and Ford, their daughter was born and the family moved to New Hampshire. The family now includes three more children and a codependent cat. Albion confesses that writing is a struggle as she tries to balance the demands of a large family. But she is grateful that her love of history and museums has coalesced and manifested itself in The Florida Life of Thomas Edison.
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