This project's funding goal was not reached on July 15, 2012.
About this project
This is Douglas Westfall, and I write and publish books on America's history. Over the past 22 years I have produced 85 titles and I am now ready to produce one in full color.
The Hunt For Amelia Earhart is the story of the US Navy and Coast guard who searched for Earhart in over a quarter of a million square miles of the Pacific ocean, including all twenty-five islands within a 650 mile radius of Earhart's target.
On the morning of July 2nd, 1937, Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared in their Lockheed Electra 10E. While heading for the Coast Guard Cutter Itasca, poised at Howland Island, they disappeared. Within two hours of her last radio message, the US CGC Itasca began the search that would eventually include 9 ships, 66 aircraft, and well over 3,000 sailors and airmen.
The book is fully researched, written, and press-ready. It is based upon seven unpublished first person accounts, the US Navy and Coast Guard 'Report of the Earhart Search', plus island reports from the Bishop museum in Hawaii, and the expertise of no less than a dozen Earhart authors and researchers.
When published it will be an 8½ x 11 book, consisting of 278 pages, with 275 color and sepia tone illustrations -- including over 100 unpublished photographs and 16 charts of the search. We always print in the US and we planning to print 10,000 copies.
I spent six months writing and developing the book, which is now ready to print. This book, needs to be in color, with high resolution photographs, and I need your help. It's a story of Amelia Earhart -- but one that's never been told. The interest in Earhart is higher today than ever before, which is why this book needs to be published now. The book is The Hunt For Amelia Earhart and I thank you for your consideration.
The Hunt For Amelia Earhart -- America's Greatest Search --
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