“Adventure is worth while in itself.” -Amelia Earhart, 1932
A fearless pioneer and a record-breaking pilot, Amelia Earhart engaged the nation and
the world when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. Today people remember her most for her disappearance on the last leg of her round-the-world flight in 1937. But more than a record breaker or a ghost lost over the Pacific, Earhart was ambitious, driven, and strong at a time when all three of these traits were considered unfeminine. Earhart’s words and her example encouraged women to step beyond the narrow confines of their traditional roles.
The Quotable Amelia Earhart brings together statements from a variety of sourcesÂ and covers a wide range of topics, including Earhart’s flights and her opinions on politics, work, religion, and gender equality. This definitive resource provides a concise, documented collection of Earhart’s quotations so that her words, as well as her achievements, may inspire a new generation.
The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt
The fascinating quotes in this collection are the words of an articulate, honest, and thoughtful woman whose ideas still resonate today. Of war, she said, “I hope the day will come when all that inventing and mechanical genius will be used for other purposes.” In her column for Ladies’ Home Journal, she wrote, “Freedom from want means being sure that if you want to work, you can get a job and that job will pay you sufficient to give you and your family a decent standard of living.”
Organized by topic: government, money, art, education, class, relationships, emotions,”these quotations reveal the personal thoughts Roosevelt shared in letters and conversations alongside the strong opinions she expressed in speeches and interviews, giving evidence to her character and her beliefs. Her words continue to resonate today.
The Quotable Henry Ford
“An illuminating collection of quotes, offering new insights on Henry Ford’s sweeping achievements as one of America’s greatest industrialists. His pithy perspectives will remain an inspiration well into the twenty-first century” –Sarah Miller Caldicott, great-grandniece of Thomas Edison, coauthor of Innovate Like Edison and author of Midnight Lunch
“Provides unique insight into Henry Ford’s uneven mind, a mind that both shaped and reflected early twentieth-century American life. Albion’s clear, concise introductions to each chapter help the reader place Ford’s words in proper and helpful context.”-Kevin Borg, author of Auto Mechanics: Technology and Expertise in Twentieth Century America
“Helps us to understand something of Ford’s influence through this extremely interesting selection of his statements on a range of topics.” -Paul Israel, director of the Thomas A. Edison Papers at Rutgers University
The Quotable Edison
Offers a wealth of insightful, enlightening and sometimes humorous comments and witticisms by the inventor.
On religion: “Satan is the scarecrow of the religious cornfield.”
On the English: “The English are not an inventive people; they don’t eat enough pie.”
On the secret of his success: “I start where the other man left off.”
The Florida Life of Thomas Edison
“There’s only one Fort Myers and 90 million people are going to find it out.” Between 1885 and his death in 1931, Edison and his family wintered in the quirky community Fort Myers, Florida. This book chronicles Edison’s exploration into the Florida wilderness, his doubtful prowess as a fisherman and how his presence brought fame and famous friends like Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone to the region.
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*Stories and anecdotes
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