Lost Star by Randall BrinkLost Star by Randall Brink

Lost Star

byRandall Brink

Paperback | June 1, 1995

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Over half a century after Amelia Earhart and her plane disappeared into the South Pacific, could the tantalizing mystery of what really happened to her and her navigator, Fred Noonan, be finally solved? Randall Brink, a former airline pilot and aviation editor who is also experienced in the ways of the Washington bureaucracy, has spent ten years of pains-taking research in voluminous, still-classified military and government files to find an answer. After many dead ends, suits against a reluctant government, interviews with witnesses willing to talk for the first time, and forays into equatorial islands of the Pacific, Brink has unearthed documents and photographs that provide strong new evidence about the circumstances of the last flight. Using his aviation background to reinterpret photographs and technical data that have been misunderstood until now, he has meticulously pieced together the truth: Amelia Earhart disappeared while on an espionage mission over Japanese-held islands in the Pacific, a mission undertaken at the specific behest of the United States government. How that mission came about and why it has been covered up for more than fifty years is the fascinating story of Lost Star.
Title:Lost StarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.55 × 0.6 inPublished:June 1, 1995

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ISBN - 10:0393313115

ISBN - 13:9780393313116

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During ten years of research, Brink brought suits against the government, interviewed key witnesses willing to talk for the first time and made forays into the equatorial islands of the Pacific and discovered the shocking truth--the story of the Roosevelt administration's plan to turn Earhart's last flight into a mission in espionage, her capture by the Japanese and her likely survival as a prisoner of war. Photos