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June 30, 2012: A new beginning

Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, was born in late June 2007, when I was informed that the second edition of my first book, With Our Own Eyes (2002), which reflected a solid year of work and 100 new pages of content, would not be published.  No apology or coherent reason was given by the publisher for her sudden decision to dump my work, and I was left flat to ponder the vicissitudes of the cold world of publishing. 

At that moment I was nearly disconsolate, but a wise friend who knew better than I how to deal with such a vicious blow, Major Glenn MacDonald, editor in chief of, told me that someday I would see that she was doing me a favor, because instead of quitting, I would write a completely new book.

The writing and research took about two-and-a-half years, followed by two years of rejections, first by agents, then by publishers.  The resistance to the manuscript in the marketplace was very nearly overwhelming. Finally, in the summer of 2011, Larry Knorr of Sunbury Press, in Camp Hill, Penn., after a quick skim of the manuscript, told me, “We want to jump on this.” Larry said he was distant cousin of Amelia Earhart, an extra motivator that sealed the deal.

Truth at Last is not merely a book about Amelia Earhart, one of hundreds of such tomes.  The idea for Truth at Last came five years ago, but the book is the result of 24 years of research, study, writing, re-writing and refining.  Armed with the findings of prominent Earhart researchers such as Fred Goerner, Thomas E. Devine, Bill Prymak and many others, Truth at Last presents an ironclad case for the fact of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan’s presence and deaths on Saipan in the weeks, months and possibly years after their disappearance on July 2, 1937. 

This is not a “crackpot theory” advanced only by wing nuts and conspiracy theorists, as the establishment historians and their media confederates love to characterize it, but an irrefutable fact that must eventually be acknowledged by our government and accepted by those who write the history books.

The so-called mainstream media will resist acknowledging the presence of this book as long as possible. Only if forced to deal with its compelling argumentation and irrefutable logic will they even admit its existence, and then the smears will begin.  Most find this concept, that the American establishment detests the truth in the Earhart matter, difficult to accept and understand, but many years of learning the hard way have left no doubt in this writer’s mind. 

Finding a good publisher like Sunbury Press was only half the battle in this cause, the easy half, as difficult as it seemed for so many years.  Now, we must convince the rest of the world that we’re right about what happened to Amelia and Fred.  As I explain and clearly illustrate in Truth at Last, the truth in the Earhart case is a sacred cow in Washington, political poison since the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and this particular sacred cow has been successfully protected for 75 years.

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