Something About Amelia

Amelia Earhart's Last Flight. Composer(s): McEnery, Dave. Lyricist: McEnery, Dave. Publishing Info: New York, NY: Stasney Music Corp., 1939. Today is Amelia Earhart's birthday. She was born July 24, 1897. The famous aviatrix went missing forty years later in July of 1937. Still a mystery, maybe some of these offerings from the Libraries may someday help to solve this puzzle of aviation history. Witness to the execution: the odyssey of Amelia Earhart. T.C. Buddy Brennan. Lost star: the search for Amelia Earhart. Randall Brink. East to the dawn: the life of Amelia Earhart. Susan Butler. Amelia Earhart: what really happened at Howland: report II: based on the unabridged pre-war Coast Guard record now released by George Carson Carrington. Related links: Amelia Earhart Day Women's History Month: Amelia Earhart Women in Aviation and Space History: Amelia EarhartThe Flight Stuff —Elizabeth Periale

From Above the Clouds

Last year we featured the Montgolfier brothers and the first hot-air balloon flight in June, 1783. This year the view from above the clouds is wonderfully represented by this volume from just a few years later, Airopaidia: containing the narrative of a balloon excursion from Chester, the eighth of September, 1785. A description from the Libraries catalog: Airopaidia: containing the narrative of a balloon excursion from Chester, the eighth of September, 1785, taken from minutes made during the voyage: hints on the improvement of balloons . . . to which is subjoined mensuration of heights by the barometer, made plain; with extensive tables. The whole serving as an introduction to aërial navigation. With a copious index. —Elizabeth Periale Image: Thomas Baldwin, Airopaidia: containing the narrative of a balloon excursion from Chester, the eighth of September, 1785,, 1786, A Balloon Prospect from above the Clouds. More images can be found in the Libraries' Galaxy of images.

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