Date: 2017-01-30 02:16 am (UTC)
mildred_of_midgard: (Default)
All the discussion is reminding me of Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved which I found a fascinating and frustrating (in a good way) read, because you can see *all* the precautions they tried to take, and yet at the same time you can see everything going wrong, and you're facepalming and shouting "Noooo!" through the whole book like if you can just yell loud enough they'll hear you and Not Do The Thing.

Like, they had *three* direction-finding systems, any one of which would have allowed Earhart to find the island she was trying to land on! And yet something went wrong with ALL THREE.

The number of things that had to go simultaneously wrong is astonishing. It was Rachel-level luck.

The book itself is technical rather than psychological, so I'm not sure how much interest it would be to you, Rachel, but it gave me exactly what I wanted to know about her disappearance, and more than I'd hoped to get, given that she still hasn't been found. There was so much detail on the round-the-world flight and each of her takeoffs, landings, and stays that I felt like I was on the trip with her.
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