Author(s): Susan Butler
Amelia Earhart captured the hearts of the nation after becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1928. And her disappearance on an around-the-world flight in 1937 is an enduring mystery.
Based on ten years of research, "East to the Dawn" provides a richly textured portrait of Earhart in all her complexity. It's the perfect complement to the October 2009 movie "Amelia," starring Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, and Ewan McGregor.