East to the Dawn
The Life of Amelia Earhart
By Susan Butler
Narrated by Anna Fields / 18 hours 41 minutes
The image we have of Amelia Earhart today-a tousle-haired, androgynous flier clad in shirt, silk scarf, leather jacket, and goggles-is only one of her many personas, most of which have been lost to us over time. Through years of research and interviews with many of the surviving people who knew Amelia, Susan Butler has recreated a remarkably vivid and multifaceted portrait of this enigmatic figure. Listeners will experience Amelia in all her permutations: not just as a pilot, but also as an educator, a social worker, a lecturer, a businesswoman, and a tireless promoter of women's rights. We experience a remarkably energetic and enterprising woman who battled incredible odds to achieve her fame, succeeded beyond her wildest dreams, and yet never lost sight of her beginnings, ensuring that her success would secure a path for women after her.
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