Amelia Earhart Signed 1st Edition 20 Hrs 40 Min Flight Friendship 1928 ++ Letter For Sale
Amelia Earhart SIGNED 1st Edition 20 Hrs 40 Min Flight Friendship 1928 ++ LETTER
20 Hrs. 40 Min: Our Flight in the Friendship
The American Girl, First Across the Atlantic by Air, Tells Her Story
by Amelia Earhart
Inscribed and signed by Amelia Earhart to Harry S. New (former Senator and Postmaster General)
PLUS a signed letter from Earhart on Cosmopolitan Magazine letterhead when she was Aviation Editor. The letter is written to Harry New and is stapled to his copy of his response letter to Earhart.
Book is Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928
Hardcover Book in Very Good- Condition in Good Dust Jacket (Scarce)
Details: Maroon cloth cover has light wear to corners and caps. Corners bumped. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Top edge stained yellow. Pages clean with only very faint toning and in very good condition. Dust jacket has chipping at caps with overall light to moderate wear and is protected by a clear Brodart cover. Dated 1928 on both the title and copyright pages with no additional printings stated and the publisher's colophon on copyright page.
Amelia Mary Earhart(July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) was an Americanaviationpioneer and author.Earhart was the first femalepilotto fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.She received the U.S.Distinguished Flying Crossfor this record.She set many other records,wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation ofThe Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.Earhart joined the faculty of thePurdue Universityaviation department in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help inspire others with her love for aviation. She was also a member of theNational Woman's Party, and an early supporter of theEqual Rights Amendment.
During an attempt to make acircumnavigationalflight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-fundedLockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhartdisappearedover the central Pacific Ocean nearHowland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.
1928 transatlantic flight
The project coordinators (including book publisher and publicistGeorge P. Putnam) interviewed Earhart and asked her to accompany pilotWilmer Stultzand copilot/mechanic Louis Gordon on the flight, nominally as a passenger, but with the added duty of keeping the flight log. The team departedTrepassey Harbor,Newfoundlandin aFokker F.VIIb/3m on June 17, 1928, landing atBurry Port(nearLlanelli), Wales, United Kingdom, exactly 20 hours and 40 minutes later.Since most of the flight was on "instruments" and Earhart had no training for this type of flying, she did not pilot the aircraft. When interviewed after landing, she said, "Stultz did all the flying—had to. I was just baggage, like a sack of potatoes." She added, "...maybe someday I'll try it alone."AfterCharles Lindbergh's solo flight across theAtlanticin 1927, Amy Phipps Guest, (1873–1959), expressed interest in being the first woman to fly (or be flown) across the Atlantic Ocean. After deciding the trip was too perilous for her to undertake, she offered to sponsor the project, suggesting they find "another girl with the right image." While at work one afternoon in April 1928, Earhart got a phone call from Capt. Hilton H. Railey, who asked her, "Would you like to fly the Atlantic?"
While in England, Earhart is reported as receiving a rousing welcome on June 19, 1928, when landing atWoolstoninSouthampton, England.She flew theAvro Avian594 Avian III, SN: R3/AV/101 owned byLady Mary Heathand later purchased the aircraft and had it shipped back to the United States (where it was assigned "unlicensed aircraft identification mark" 7083).
When the Stultz, Gordon and Earhart flight crew returned to the United States, they were greeted with aticker-tape paradein New York followed by a reception withPresidentCalvin Coolidgeat theWhite House.(Source: Wikipedia)
Harry Stewart New was born inIndianapolis, Indianaon December 31, 1858, the son ofJohn C. Newand his wife, Melissa (Beeler) New. He attendedButler Universitybefore going to work with theIndianapolis Journalwhere he was a reporter, editor, part owner, and publisher from 1878 to 1903. He served in theIndiana State Senatefrom 1896 to 1900 and served in theSpanish-American Waras captain and assistant adjutant general of the 7th Army Corps. He was a member of theRepublican National Committeefrom 1900 to 1912, serving as chairman from 1907 to 1908, and later engaged in the stone quarrying and construction business.
New got back into politics when he was elected to theUnited States Senatein 1916, defeating incumbentJohn W. Kern. In the Senate, he served as chairman of the Committee on Territories and the Committee on Territories and Insular Possessions. He was also a "wet" or an anti-prohibitionist, and in August 1919 introduced early legislation proposing an independentUnited States Air Force.
In late March 1922, New became one of the first senators to useradioin his campaign—at that time,broadcastinga political speech was not widely done by candidates. (“Will Campaign by Radio." Lexington KY Herald, 30 March 1922, p.1) New was defeated byAlbert J. Beveridgefor renomination in 1922 who lost the general election toSamuel M. Ralston. He was then appointedPostmaster Generalin G. Hardingin 1923 and was reappointed byCalvin Coolidgein 1925.(Source: Wikipedia)
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