Related Readings



  • Donald H. Menzel, Flying Saucers (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1953).
  • Curtis Peebles, Watch the Skies!: A Chronicle of the Flying Saucer Myth (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994).
  • Benson Saler, Charles A. Ziegler, and Charles B. Moore, UFO Crash at Roswell: The Genesis of a Modern Myth (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997).
  • Peter A. Sturrock, The UFO Enigma: A New Review of the Physical Evidence (New York: Warner Books, Inc., 1999).
  • Jodi Dean, Aliens in America: Conspiracy Cultures from Outerspace to Cyberspace (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1998).



  • The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  • The Arrival (1996)
  • War of the Worlds (1953 and 2005)
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)


Articles and Websites


  • Gerhald Wisnewski, One Small Step? The Great Moon Hoax and the Race to Dominate Earth from Space (East Sussex, UK: Clairview Books, 2008).
  • Bill Kaysing and Randy Reid, We Never Went to the Moon: America’s Thirty Billion Dollar Swindle (N.P., 1974).
  • Richard C. Hoagland and Mike Bara, Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA (Port Townsend, WA: Feral House, 2007).
  • David Aaronovitch, Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History (London, UK: Jonathan Cape, 2009).
  • Chip Berlot, Toxic to Democracy: Conspiracy Theories, Demonization, & Scapegoating (Washington, DC: Political Research Associates, 2009).
  • Peter Knight, ed., Conspiracy Theories in American History: An Encyclopedia (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2003).
  • Mark Fenster, Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008).
  • Philip Plait, Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing “Hoax” (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2002).


Books and Articles

  • Jean L. Backus, Letters from Amelia, 1902-1937: An Intimate Portrait of Amelia Earhart (Boston: Beacon Press, 1982).
  • Susan Butler, East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart (Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1987).
  • Mary S. Lovell, The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1989).
  • Doris Rich, Amelia Earhart: A Biography (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989).
  • Susan Ware, Still Missing: Amelia Earhart and the Search for Modern Feminism (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1993).
  • Elgen M. Long and Marie K. Long, Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999).
  • Tom D. Crouch, “Searching for Amelia Earhart,” Invention & Technology, (Summer 2007, 44-53.).
  • Ric Gillespie, Finding Amelia: The True Story of the Earhart Disappearance (Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2009).
  • Susan Wels, Amelia Earhart: The Thrill of It (Philadelphia, Pa.: Running Press, 2009).
  • Paul L. Briand, Daughter of the Sky: The Story of Amelia Earhart (New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1960).
  • Fred G. Goerner, The Search for Amelia Earhart (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1966).
  • Joe Klaas, Amelia Earhart Lives: A Trip Through Intrigue to Find America’s First Lady of Mystery (New York: McGraw Hill, 1970).
  • Thomas E. Devine with Richard M. Daley, Eyewitness: The Amelia Earhart Incident. (Frederick, Colorado: Renaissance House, 1987).
  • Randall Brink, Lost Star: The Search for Amelia Earhart (New York: W.W. Norton, 1995).
  • Mike Campbell with Thomas E. Devine, With Our Own Eyes: Eyewitnesses to the Final Days of Amelia Earhart. (Lucky Press, 2002).
  • Amelia Earhart, 20 Hrs. 40 Min.: Our Flight in the Friendship; The American Girl, First Across the Atlantic By Air Tells Her Story (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1928).
  • Amelia Earhart, The Fun of It: Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women in Aviation (New York: Brewer, Warren and Putnam, 1932).
  • Amelia Earhart, Last Flight, arranged by George Palmer Putnam (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1937).

Films and Documentaries

  • Flight for Freedom. Dir. Lothar Mendes. Perf. Rosalind Russell, Fred MacMurray. RKO, 1943.
  • Amelia Earhart, written, produced and directed by Nancy Porter Productions for The American Experience, 1993.
  • Amelia. Dir. Mira Nair. Perf. Hilary Swank, Richard Gere. Twentieth Century Fox, 2009.
  • Amelia Earhart-Queen of the Air. A&E Home Video. 1996
  • Where’s Amelia Earhart? National Geographic Video. 2009.




  • Roberta Wohlstetter, Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision (Palo Alto: Stanford Univ. Press, 1962).
  • George Victor, The Pearl Harbor Myth: Rethinking the Unthinkable (Reston, VA: Potomac Books, 2007)
  • Martin V. Melosi, The Shadow of Pearl Harbor: Political Controversy of the Surprise Attack, 1941-1946 (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1977).
  • Robert Stinnett, Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor (New York: Free Press, 1999)
  • Frederick D. Parker, Pearl Harbor Revisited – United States Navy Communications Intelligence 1924-1941 from the (Fort Meade, MD: Center for Cryptologic History, National Security Agency, 1994). Available online here:
  • Stephen Budiansky, Battle of Wits – The Complete Story of Codebreaking in World War II, (New York: Free Press, 2000).
  • Gordon W. Prange with Donald W. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon, At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981).


  • Phillip H. Jacobsen, “Radio Silence of the Pearl Harbor Strike Force Confirmed Again: The Saga of Secret Message Serial (SMS) Numbers.” Cryptologia 31, no. 3 (July 2007).