With over 200 sources cited in the book, this project was a massive, multi-year research undertaking, and there are many fellow book authors, researchers, institutions, and individuals to thank! Below follows a list of general resources relied upon for those interested in doing further research on this and related topics.
- Amy Saunders, “How An Ohio Housewife Flew Around The World, Made History, And Was Then Forgotten,” Buzzfeed, April 12, 2014.
- Deborah Fallows, “The Flying Housewife: 50 years ago, Jerrie Mock became the first woman to fly solo around the world,” The Atlantic, October 28, 2014.
- Jack Finkle, “The Joan Merriam Around-The-World Solo Flight,” The Airpost Journal, an official publication of the American Air Mail Society, Vol. 36, No. 2, Issue 414, November 1964, p. 31.
- James Gilbert, “The Loser: An epitaph to Joan Merriam Smith,” Flying Magazine, August 1965.
- Joan Merriam Smith, “The Fiery End of ‘51 Pops,” The AOPA Pilot, March 1966.
- Joan Merriam Smith, “The Longest Flight,” The AOPA Pilot, November 1964.
- Joan Merriam Smith, “Tribute to a Star: Flying the A.E. Route,” Ninety-Nine News, August/September 1964.
- Joan Merriam Smith, “I Flew Around the World Alone,” Saturday Evening Post, July 25, 1965.
- “L.B. Flier Joan Merriam Smith, Writer Killed in Mountain Crash,” Long Beach Independent, February 18, 1965.
- Terry Graham, “A Piece of History, Legend Down,” Big Pines Volunteers Newsletter of Wrightwood, CA, September 2011, Vol 3, Issue 9.
- Warren Berger, “Hey, You’re Worth It (Now),” Wired Magazine, June 1, 2001.
- Aircraft Wreck Finders Home Page (G. Pat Macha)
- Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last blog (Mike Campbell)
- Chasing Earhart Podcast (Chris Williamson)
- The Earthrounders, an organization for pilots who have flown around the world in light aircraft (Claude Meunier)
- International Women’s Air & Space Museum
- National Air and Space Museum – Smithsonian Institution
- Soloflights.org, a website dedicated to those who have completed solo flights around the world (Claude Meunier)
- The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots
- Wingnet.org’s “Round the World Flights” page (Richard Porcelli)
- Women in Aviation International