Go read a book
Specifically, this one, just out by my friend Gaby Calvocoressi entitled The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart. I picked up my copy today from the bookstore, and suggest you do the same, although you're also welcome to use the Amazon link as well. (I'd have done a Powell's link, but couldn't find it on their site.) I'm planning on reading it over the next couple of days and I'll excerpt it and review it on the site when I'm done.