Mike Campbell’s weighty tome is inputdownable! I read it in three sittings because the content is so explosively compelling. It includes many years of meticulous research and a vast amount of eyewitness and other evidence that all adds up to a powerfully compelling and convincing case for the landing of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan in the Marshall Islands, their capture by the Japanese, transfer to Saipan, and ultimate deaths in Japanese captivity.
Campbell masterfully sets the context of their misadventure two years before the start of the second world war, when there was a quiet race for the establishment of military footholds in the Pacific. Japan was leading the race with control of many of the Pacific Islands, and the US (including Earhart’s friend, President Franklin Roosevelt) looking for excuses to establish airstrips in the Pacific for the gathering of intel on Japanese military activity in the Pacific. Campbell paints a heartbreaking picture of the US Government’s dilemma – admitting their knowledge of Earhart’s capture by the Japanese would reveal their breaking of Japanese military radio codes, which would in turn prompt a change of Japanese codes and loss of US intel, at the very least, and World War II, at worst.
So, Campbell argues, the US has perpetuated the Earhart ‘mystery’ to this day, despite mountains of eyewitness evidence, leaks of military intelligence, and admissions from the highest levels of US government and military personnel. I can’t recommend this book highly enough. It’s better than any thriller. It’s my deepest wish that this work will prompt the right people to finally declassify confidential US documents and bring to light a very troubling episode of US military history, that resulting in Earhart and Noonan becoming collateral damage. — Catherine Searle, Amazon Australia review, Jan. 9, 2022
Mr. Campbell is the author of Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last (2016), his second book about the cover-up put in place by, or with the acquiescence of, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to hide evidence of what really happened to Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan. The term “mystery” applies to most people – those who haven’t read the book — but to those who have, an epiphanous moment occurs by the last chapter. Campbell’s book uniquely combines and summarizes the previous works of numerous researchers and comes closer to a final resolution to this case than ever before. To avoid “spoilers” I will quote only an intriguing single sentence in the first paragraph of the Introduction to his book: “No missing-persons case in history has been as misreported and misunderstood, and the truth about the lost fliers’ cruel fates continues to elude more than 99 percent of an incurious and uncaring public.”
Readers of Campbell’s book will find many more parallels with my own books’ discoveries relating to the use of the mainstream media to hide the numerous cover-ups related to Lyndon Johnson’s misdeeds. For the sake of brevity, I will limit this point to what I’ve written regarding Time magazine’s use of multiple deceptions in two major articles (four total pages) on January 26, 1976 to reinforce the government’s deceitful “official” account of the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. (see p. 111 of Who REALLY Killed Martin Luther King Jr.?) The same magazine did exactly the same thing in 1966 in a vicious attack on Fred Goerner’s book The Search for Amelia Earhart as an (obviously successful) attempt to quash any effort to present factual evidence about this case which does not conform with the government’s official version.
— Phillip F. Nelson, author of LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination; LBJ, from Mastermind to “The Colossus”; Remember the Liberty; and Who Really Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.? writing on his blog, “LBJ: Master of Deceit – Indicting Lyndon B. Johnson for Numerous Treasons, beginning with his central role in the murder of John F. Kennedy.”
Since recently meeting and corresponding with Mike Campbell, both he and Bill Prymak have become institutions of analysis and logic … and truth-telling. As a long-time pilot with a habit of looking for the unseen insect on the leaf, I have lived by the principle of guarding against “overlooking the obvious.” I have even written about it. Since getting your book, I have been unable to put it down. I read a page, analyze it, take notes, read it again, and then start writing.
But here, staring us in the face, is the obvious . . . which I missed. Something this obvious, and this powerful, is but another of the many data points of evidence which Mike has brought together in the finest, most professional collection of Earhart Truth ever assembled. And that’s not just my opinion. That’s the truth.
How you have been able to put all these amazing pieces together is almost mind-numbing. It makes me angry that it has not been given more traction by the media. But, then again, how can a hyena change its nature? By nature, the media-hyena laughs at the truth.
In all my years of study, training, researching, and achieving, the quality of the research you have done on the Amelia Story can be exceeded by no one.
Thanks again for who you are . . . and what you’ve done. You have my everlasting gratitude, and admiration.
— “Retired Captain Calvin Pitts, who in 1981 piloted the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Wiley Post Round-the-World Flight in a modified Single-Engine Beechcraft A36 Bonanza named the named the Spirit of Winnie Mae. In his long, distinguished career as a pilot and educator, Pitts also appeared around the nation representing NASA and its aviation research, and was awarded the Distinguished State Teaching Award in “Aviation and Aerospace Education” by Governor Ronald Reagan in 1970.
“He really cares a great deal about presenting all of the various points of view. . . “
Having arrived at this subject matter by way of a recommendation of DC Dave (David Martin), I was a newcomer to the writing of the author Mike Campbell. I believe that Mr. Campbell is one of the most talented and passionate authors of non-fiction I’ve ever encountered. He really cares a great deal about presenting all of the various points of view, arguments and opinions of the numerous researchers and authors who have attempted to solve this mystery over the past decades.
I find this book as the major authoritative compilation or encyclopedia of all previous works on the subject of Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan. Mr. Campbell is concerned with one primary element, and that is providing the reader with the straight truth. No sugar coating of anything or anyone in this book. There is a tremendous number of persons, dates, locations, and historical facts to keep track of, but throughout this work Mr. Campbell presents the unvarnished truth concerning all. You will have no doubt about what really happened when you finish reading this book. — Amazon.com review by Michael A Hawkins, April 24, 2018.
“The Best Book on the Earhart Mystery by Far”
This reviewer has covered most of the voluminous output on America’s greatest heroine, but nothing comes close to this, the most exciting and scholarly read since the late Thomas E. Devine’s compelling Eyewitness: The Amelia Earhart Incident. Clearly, Mike Campbell is the leading authority on all things AE, and this book must now be considered the recognised masterclass and essential go to handbook on what really happened to Earhart and Noonan. The author’s brilliant grasp of his subject is truly astonishing, and the sheer depth of his research is a marathon achievement. … The truth is there to be had — right here, right now – in the revealing pages of Mike Campbell’s incredible book. — Roger Hopkins, United Kingdom, Amazon.co.uk reviewer, Feb. 10, 2015.
“A Cornucopia of Forbidden Truth”
No one has ever written more comprehensively on the subject of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance than Mike Campbell, and no one is more trustworthy on the subject. That last point is not a small one, because the Earhart mystery continues to be a hot topic, and there are still an ample number of shills for the government who would lead one astray.
The very best evidence that Campbell is the man to be trusted on this subject is the fact that, as of the date of the writng of this review, both this book and the earlier book that Campbell wrote with Thomas E. Devine are blacked out at the very large Amelia Earhart Wikipedia page.
In a nutshell, what Campbell has given us is an absolute cornucopia of forbidden truth. Read it and you will know far more than it is safe to know in 21st century America. — Amazon.com review by David Martin, Dec. 22, 2014. (See also Martin’s “Hillary Clinton and the Amelia Earhart Cover-up,” from Veterans News Now, below.)
Mechanicsburg, PA — Mike Campbell’s thoroughly researched solution to the Amelia Earhart mystery, Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, was the top selling book for Sunbury Press in 2013, taking Sunny awards for overall sales and for the nonfiction category.
There have been many books written about the mysterious disappearance of famed flier Amelia Earhart in the 75 years since she vanished on a world-record trans-Pacific flight. We can absolutely say, without equivocation, TRUTH AT LAST by former Air Force civilian public affairs officer Mike Campbell is the best by far.
We don’t want to spoil it for our readers, but by the time you finish this masterful work, you will agree. Campbell has solved the mystery of Earhart’s tragic fate. The disinformation attempts and crackpot theories of those approved of by the government don’t even come close to TRUTH AT LAST.
A copy of this book belongs in every military post and civilian library in America. You can make that happen, dear readers. Just go to your librarian and ask for it. Tell you local bookshop to stock it, and pass the word on to friends. Let’s make this one a best-seller!
Campbell’s book presents many stunning new findings and revelations, eyewitness accounts and analysis that leave no question about the presence and death of Earhart and Fred Noonan, her navigator, on the Japanese-held island of Saipan in the days and months following her July 2, 1937 loss during the second last leg of her attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world. — MAJ Glenn MacDonald, USAR (Ret), MilitaryCorruption.com
I received [Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last] yesterday and it is superb. One of the most interesting aspects of it is the additional, previously unpublished info Mike provides on various previously published accounts, especially on Fred Goerner’s investigation. It is clear that Fred learned far more than he published. The book also reinforces my own [long]-held belief that AE ended up on Saipan, indeed makes it seem incontrovertible. Moreover, Mike’s book seems to be the most significant one published on the subject in an extremely long time. I am currently feasting on it in every spare moment. — Dave Bowman, author of Legerdemain: Deceit, Subterfuge, and Political Sleight of Hand in the Disappearance of Amelia Earhart (Saga Books, 2007).
Everybody must get a copy of Mike Campbell’s just arrived book AMELIA EARHART: THE TRUTH AT LAST. It’s a fascinating, scholarly book digging like no researcher has even done before, over 100 credible witnesses strongly supporting the Saipan-Mili answer to the mystery. Mike has included some research I have never released before. A must read for AE aficionados. — Bill Prymak, founder and former president of the Amelia Earhart Society of Researchers, Broomfield, Colo.
“A wonderful book, a must read for all fans of the Earhart matter.”
I waited a long time for this book to come out, and it was well worth the wait! If one is a serious student of the Earhart matter, you must have this book in your library. When I opened the package, I said, “Wow!” This is a thick book!” Its 460 pages long, and is packed with interesting information that will wet anyones appetite. Inside you will find an interesting narrative of the Earhart disapearance, step by step as it goes along. This is no cursory look at the events, but an exhastive treatment of what really happened to Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan.
This book should be a “must read” book at all high school American History classes. This is an alternative view about what happened to our flyers, but I believe is is the correct view. Mike Campbell has searched far and wide to develop this analyses, and has done Earhart fans a great service, by digging deeply into the Freg Goerner files at the Nimitz Museum in Texas. There are many new developments given that probably would have been in Fred Goerner’s new book, had he lived to publish it. The Saipan Scenario is more than a scenario. This book will show you that it’s a fact that Earhart and Noonan met their demise at the hands of the Japanese, on Saipan. Mike Campbell backs this up with many, many, eyewitness accounts in both the Marshall Islands, and on Saipan. Its time the truth be let out about what ACTUALLY happened to our two flyers, and this book does the best job of it. — Rob Ellos, Earhart performance artist and researcher, Stillwater, Minn., Amazon.com review, Aug. 19, 2012.
The first thing that one discovers when looking into the contrary eyewitness evidence related to the Earhart disappearance is that Campbell sits at the peak of a rather impressive pyramid of citizen evidence gatherers on the subject. Beneath him on the pyramid, among others, are a number of veterans of the U.S. military.
Preeminent among them was the late Thomas E. Devine, author of the 1987 book, Eyewitness: The Amelia Earhart Incident. Devine, a twenty-eight-year-old Army sergeant at the time, was among the troops who captured Saipan from the Japanese in July of 1944. While on Saipan he had a life-changing experience. He saw what he is certain was Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Electra. He wrote down the “NR 16020” written on the plane and remembers wondering what the “NR” meant. He also witnessed the burning of the airplane upon the orders of American government officials in civilian clothes.
. . . Don’t expect any of our mainstream press to be directing you to Campbell’s book, though. If he is to be ignored, it will not be because the case he makes for the capture of Earhart and Noonan by the Japanese is too weak. It will be because it is too strong. — From David Martin’s “Hillary Clinton and the Amelia Earhart Cover-up,” Veterans News Now, Aug. 9, 2012.
“The Most Unbiased Fully Documented Book of Research on Amelia Earhart!”
This book kept me transfixed! The documentation was so thorough and complete, listing every single theory and viewpoint ever voiced in regards to AE’s fateful last flight. He does not express his own opinion, but as any genuine researcher who wants to know the truth, he explores every witness testimony, every fact and every trace of thought to allow the reader to see the truth for themselves.
The conclusions drawn from such extensive research lead one to see what truly makes the most sense for the time period. It is an amazing book and one I highly recommend. Please know though that this book is so full with each and every detail that you must be ready to focus on the extensive disclosure of names, dates and military data. Not wanting to leave one detail out he has been thorough but that much detail can be challenging to comprehend and facilitate in your mind. So be ready to pack your brain full! Worth every jot and tittle!! — Nancy Jackson, Amazon.com review, June 16, 2014.
Roosevelt wanted to maintain the myth that Earhart and Noonan disappeared in the Pacific Ocean. Our government has continued to perpetuate this myth. Campbell calls this deception “the establishment’s contempt for the truth.” He concludes, “Despite the massive and compelling body of evidence attesting to the fliers’ cruel and ignominious ends on Saipan. Amelia Earhart’s fate remains, in the popular culture’s wisdom and in the history books, as much a mystery now as in the first desperate days following their disappearance.”
Goerner’s widow [Merla Zellerbach, of San Francisco], after reading The Truth at Last, wrote to Campbell, “You have done a magnificent job of recording and recounting Fred’s obsession, as well as turning your own obsession into an amazing book.” She expressed her hope “the government will relax its hold on the story of Amelia Earhart’s fate and corroborate the facts as you tell them.”
I also hope this will happen. Knowledge about Earhart’s life and death should be based upon “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” — Joel Freedman, “Truth at Last” shatters Earhart myths,” August 16, 2012, Books Section of the Finger Lakes Times, Canandaigua, New York.
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for writing The Truth at Last. I just finished a marathon reading of it over the weekend. It is an extremely good read, and a very well documented and referenced work . . . most impressive.
I am an engineer – I investigate problems in structures for a living, and have for over 40 years. The level of detail you put into this work product is most impressive, and most convincing. Ms. Earhart and Mr. Noonan deserve to have the real story recognized and acknowledged by the whole world. Perhaps someday that will happen.
Thanks again, and congratulations on a tremendous book.
Thomas L. Rewerts, SE
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