Author David Bowman shares unusual stories of famed flier

SEATTLE, May 28, 2013--Based upon his book of the same name, David K. Bowman's "The Story of Amelia Earhart" June 1 presentation at the Museum features many rarely seen photos and video clips, including the final takeoff of Amelia Earhart. The 2 p.m. program will look of the life of the famous flier, who disappeared with her navigator Fred Noonan over the South Pacific on an around-the-world flight in 1937. Bowman will discuss some of the many theories about what happened to Earhart, Noonan and the plane. The author will also look into aspects of Earhart not generally reported, such as her alleged psychic abilities. Bowman will be available to sign copies of his book following the program.

David K. Bowman
David K. Bowman was born in 1946 in Brooklyn, NY the son of a naval officer. 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 became 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, Kan., where Mr. Bowman has frequently given presentations about the pilot.

Bowman makes his home in Auburn, Wash.

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