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The Story of Amelia Earhart: Presentation and Discussion by Author David K. Bowman

The Story of Amelia Earhart by David K. Bowman

Time: Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Event Type: Public Program

Location: Museum of Flight

The presentation is called THE STORY OF AMELIA EARHART and is based upon on Mr. Bowman’s recent book of the same name which was published in the summer of 2012. Created in PowerPoint format, it features many photos that are rarely seen, along with some embedded video clips, including the final takeoff of Amelia Earhart. It will also include a number of little known facets and side puzzles of Earhart’s disappearance. Mr. Bowman will also be available to sign copies of his book after the program.

David K. Bowman was born in 1946 in Brooklyn, NY the son of a naval officer. He was educated at several colleges, receiving a BA degree from Pacific Western University in 1968 and a BA degree from the University of Washington in 1976. Following a 25 year career in the naval reserve, ten of which were spent in intelligence, and a 31 year career with the State of Washington, he embarked upon a third career as a writer.

His first book, LEGERDEMAIN, about the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, was published in 2005, brought out in a second edition in 2007, and placed as a Finalist in the 2008 National Best Books competition under the category of History/Fiction/U.S. LEGERDEMAIN was featured at the 2005 Amelia Earhart Festival in Atchison, KS, where Mr. Bowman has frequently given presentations on Amelia Earhart. Mr. Bowman continues to give presentations on Amelia Earhart and exhibitions of his Amelia Earhart memorabilia from time to time. In 2012, he released the coffee table-style book THE STORY OF AMELIA EARHART.

He has also published THE FORGOTTEN STARS, a collection of film history articles which originally appeared in various periodicals in the 1990s, and TALES OF WESTPAC, his memoirs of life as a carrier sailor in the Vietnam War.

He makes his home in Auburn, WA.

This program is free for Museum of Flight members and free with daily admission to the Museum of Flight.