True Grit

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The Last Flight, an Autobiography by Amelia Earhart, arranged by her husband, George Putnam, is a curious and thought provoking mystery. I chose this book for two reasons. First,the mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart has never been solved. She was purported to have been captured by Japanese soldiers in the Pacific, just prior to world war II. She was imprisoned and later executed as an American spy, on the Island of Saipan. I had lived on Saipan for a few years. The prison where Amelia was held was just two blocks from where my dad practiced as a veterinarian. I have heard this mystery over time from my own parents, and was curious as to what really happened to this adventurous and brave pilot

Amelia Mary Earhart was born on July 24, 1897, in Atchison, Kansas. She was the

daughter of Amy Otis and Edwin Earhart. Amelia had one other younger sister, Muriel. Amelia's

grandparents were well-to-do, leading citizens of Atchison, Kansas. Her father, however, was a

failed lawyer who could not make it financially. Amelia and her sister was left to the care of her

grandparents, the first 10 years of her life. Her own parents left Kansas to accept a job in Des

Moines, Iowa. Through her wealthy grandparents, Amelia

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