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“Truth at Last” now an Amazon Audible Audiobook

I’m pleased to announce that thanks to Larry Knorr’s Sunbury Press, Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last has been published as an Amazon Audible Audiobook and is now available to all. 

Narrated by Bill Hemberger and published by Beacon Audiobooks, the Truth at Last Audible Audiobook was released on Jan. 12, 2021.  In our current iPhone-addled culture, Truth at Last continues to be blacked out by the entire media, including so-called conservative and alternative media.  Moreover, with an increasingly illiterate populace adverse to reading anything more complex than their latest text messages, Amazon’s Audible Audiobook, with its uncompromising presentation of the truth, can reach many who would otherwise never hear a whisper of the truth about one of our establishment’s most protected sacred cows.  

Book Cover

Along with Amazon’s publication of the Truth at LastAudible Audiobook, we were pleasantly surprised that it’s been the #1 New Release in Aviation History and Aviation & Nautical Biographies for several days since its Jan. 12 debut.

Perhaps you know someone who doesn’t like reading books but has expressed interest in the Earhart disappearance, falsely called “The Earhart Mystery” by virtually the entire world.  They’ve seen more than one of the galaxy of phony Earhart documentaries and specials that pretend to have a new slant on the Greatest Aviation Mystery of the 20th Century,but offered more of the same old crashed-and-sank and Nikumaroro lies.  Or maybe your friend or relative enjoys listening as they drive, or being read to sleep.  What could be a better gift, to that special someone or even to yourself?

Any way you choose to support Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last and this blog is greatly appreciated. 

“Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” now available in Second Edition

The long-awaited Second Edition of Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last is now available at Amazon.com and Sunbury Press.

The new book, a large 7″ by 10″ paperback offering 370 pages at the same low retail price of $19.95, adds two chapters, a new foreword, several new subsections, the most recent discoveries, rare photos and a near-total rewrite to the mountain of overwhelming witness testimony and documentation presented in the first edition of Truth at Last.  

The result is the most compelling, comprehensive presentation of the indisputable facts that reveal the stark truth about the Marshall Islands and Saipan presence and deaths of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan – a tragic story that American’s ruling class still doesn’t want the public to know, for reasons revealed in the Second Edition of Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last.  The Kindle version of the Second Edition is not yet ready; readers will be advised immediately when it becomes available.

Nearly everything the American public has seen, read and heard in the media for nearly 80 years about the so-called Amelia Earhart mystery is intentionally false or inadvertently misleading.  The widely accepted myth that the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan during their ill-fated world-flight attempt in July 1937 is among the greatest aviation mysteries of the 20th century is an abject lie, the result of decades of government propaganda that continues unabated to this day.

The second edition of Truth

The Second Edition of  Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, a much improved and far more comprehensive version of the original, is now available at Amazon.com.

Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last dismantles and debunks the popular theories that Amelia Earhart’s Electra crashed and sank off Howland Island on July 2, 1937, or landed at Gardner Island, now Nikumaroro, where the suddenly helpless fliers died of starvation on an island teeming with food sources.

The Truth at Last presents many remarkable and enlightening new findings, eyewitness accounts, and never published revelations from unimpeachable sources including three famed U.S. flag officers and iconic newsman and Earhart researcher Fred Goerner’s files that reveal the truth about Amelia’s death on Saipan, as well as the sacred cow status of this matter within the U.S. government.

The Truth at Last answers the big questions about the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, leaves no doubt about what happened to the doomed fliers, and is destined to take its rightful place as the definitive Earhart work.

The Truth at Last  is far more than just a book that’s been completely blacked out by the mainstream media; it is the most visible and tangible symbol of a most worthy cause — the full and unconditional release of the truth in the Earhart disappearance by the U.S. government.  Once again our “trusted” media will blatantly ignore this book, because the truth is the last thing they want you to know.  

Until that day arrives, the struggle to achieve Fred Goerner’s “justice of truth” for Amelia Earhart, Fred Noonan and their tattered legacies continues.  And unlike any of the countless causes you might encounter in today’s mega-media marketplace, this cause is untainted and unconnected to any known political, religious or cultural organization or agenda.

Your support for the The Truth at Last is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Fred Goerner’s high school letter sweater finds a new home, courtesy of Lance, his only son

Several months ago, in late February, Larry Knorr, the publisher of Sunbury Press, forwarded an email to me from Lance Goerner, the one and only son of Fred.  “To the folks at SUNBURY PRESS, my name is Lance Goerner,” the message started.  “I am the son of Fred Goerner the author  of “The Search For Amelia Earhart.”  I would like to get in contact with Mr. Mike Campbell. . . . I have some info that he would find very interesting.  I am enjoying reading his book. AMELIA EARHART The Truth At Last.” 

I didn’t even know Fred had a son before Lance contacted Sunbury.  Since then we’ve had several cordial phone conversations covering many topics, including Lance’s childhood, spent almost entirely without his father.  Lance said Fred actually told him he would be too busy becoming famous with the Amelia Earhart story to pay much attention to him.  His father was dead serious, and basically abandoned the boy when he divorced Lance’s mother, Claire, in 1966, when Lance was 8.

This was occurring just as Fred’s 1966 classic The Search for Amelia Earhart, the only Earhart disappearance book ever to attain bestseller status, was published and briefly launched Fred into a national celebrity.  As a kid I remember seeing him only two or three times,Lance said, adding that when he got a bit older, he saw his father about six hours a year. 

Fred Goerner's Beverly Hills High School letter sweater, probably from the 1940-'41 school year.

Fred Goerner’s Beverly Hills High School letter sweater, probably from the 1941-’42 school year.

A few things things Lance told me about his father are best left out of this post.  Suffice to say, although Fred Goerner was undoubtedly the greatest Earhart researcher ever, he was no saint in his day-to-day life, according to Lance and a few others with knowledge I’ve talked to.  But if Lance, who was basically abandoned by his father at a very young age, is still carrying any serious baggage or bitterness toward Fred, who died of cancer in 1994 at age 69, it hasn’t been evident in the several conversations we’ve had about him. 

On May 22, I was astounded when I opened up a FedEx package to behold Fred Goerner’s high school letter sweater, from Beverly Hills High School, with the symbols of four sports — tennis, football, baseball and basketball — embroidered on the B, and “Fred” woven into the left pocket.  Here is a little something for keeping the good fight,Lance wrote on an amusing card that accompanied the sweater. Neither he nor his mother know much about Fred’s high school athletic exploits, but Lance says his father’s best sport was tennis, and that he was good enough to have had a future as a pro. 

He also remembers hearing that his father received a letter from the iconic Amos Alonzo Stagg, an American sports legend who coached football at the  College of the Pacific from 1933 to 1946, was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as a player and as a coach, and was among the first group of inductees to the Basketball Hall of Fame 

A pair of crossed tennis rackets. a football. basketball and baseball signify the achievements of a four-letter athlete, rarely seen in today's high school sports world.

A pair of crossed tennis rackets. a football, basketball and baseball signify the achievements of a four-letter athlete, rarely seen in today’s high school sports world.

Lance says Fred didn’t graduate from high school in the normal way, instead choosing to join the Seabees in 1942 at the age of 17.  After the war, he attended University of California Santa Barbara, sometime early in his college days broke his leg, which prevented him from participating in any college athletics, was later involved in the school’s theater program, and graduated, year unknown, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, at least that’s Lance’s best guess.  Believe it or not, there’s no Wikipedia entry on Fred Goerner, and an Internet search reveals little about his biography except the bare bones contained in his New York Times obituary.

Now 55 and never married (I never found the right one), Lance Goerner is quite a character in his own right.  He’s a talented musician from a long line of distinguished performers on his father’s side.  Lance reports that Fred was the only one of his ancestors who wasn’t touched by the musical gene.  For example, Fred’s father was also named Fred Goerner, and was the principle cello player with the New York and Pittsburgh Philarmonic orchestras,Lance said in an email, adding that his grandfather was also first call cello in LA during the 1930s and ’40s, recording with most major artists of the day [including Frank] Sinatra, Harry James and Artie Shaw’s Starlight Orchestra of 1939.” 

Lance, a gifted trumpet player who spent eight years in Beijing playing with various jazz bands, finally had to return to the states when the filthy air of the unregulated Chinese industrial state threatened his health.  He’s performed with such greats as Ray Charles and Lenny Williams, as well as well-known groups including the The Chi-Lites and The Dramatics Lance is currently living with his mother at their Santa Barbara home, watching over her in her golden years.

Although we’ve known each other just a brief time and have only spoken via Skype and the phone, I already consider Lance a good friend, and will always treasure Fred Goerner’s high school letter sweater.

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