West With The Night

West With The Night

West With The Night

The classic memoir of Africa, aviation, and adventure—the inspiration for Paula McLain’s Circling the Sun and “a bloody wonderful book” (Ernest Hemingway). Beryl Markham’s life story is a true epic. Not only did she set records and break barriers as a pilot, she shattered societal expectations, threw herself into torrid love affairs, survived desperate crash landings—and chronicled everything. A contemporary of Karen Blixen (better known as Isak Dinesen, the author of Out of Africa), Markham left an enduring memoir that soars with astounding candor and shimmering insights. A rebel from a young age, the British-born Markham was raised in Kenya’s unforgiving farmlands. She trained as a bush pilot at a time when most Africans had never seen a plane. In 1936, she accepted the ultimate challenge: to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean from east to west, a feat that fellow female aviator Amelia Earhart had completed in reverse just a few years before. Markham’s successes and her failures—and her deep, lifelong love of the “soul of Africa”—are all told here with wrenching honesty and agile wit. Hailed as “one of the greatest adventure books of all time” by Newsweek and “the sort of book that makes you think human beings can do anything” by the New York Times, West with the Night remains a powerful testament to one of the iconic lives of the twentieth century.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Beryl Markham
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2012-08-14
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781453237915


West With The Night

West With The Night

WEST WITH THE NIGHT appeared on 13 bestseller lists on first publication in 1942. It tells the spellbinding story of Beryl Markham -- aviator, racehorse trainer, fascinating beauty -and her life in the Kenya of the 1920s and 30s. Markham was taken to Kenya at the age of four. As an adult she was befriended by Denys Finch-Hatton, the big-game hunter of OUT OF AFRICA fame, who took her flying in his airplane. Thrilled by the experience, Markham went on to become the first woman in Kenya to receive a commercial pilot's license. In 1936 she determined to fly solo across the Atlantic -- without stopping. When Charles Lindbergh did the same, he had the wind behind him. Markham, by contrast, had a strong headwind against her and a plane that only flew up to 163 mph. On 4 September, she took off ... Several days later, she crash-landed in Nova Scotia and became an instant celebrity.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Beryl Markham
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2015-08-27
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780349007342


West With The Night

West With The Night

Describes growing up in an Africa that no longer exists, training and breeding race horses, flying mail to Sudan, and being the first woman to fly the Atlantic, east to west

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Beryl Markham
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 1983
Total Pages : 293 Pages
ISBN : 0865471185


Circling The Sun

Circling The Sun

Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Paris Wife, takes readers to Kenya in the 1920s, where the beautiful young horse trainer, adventurer and aviator Beryl Markham tells the story of her life among the glamorous and decadent circle of British expats living in colonial East Africa--and the complicated love triangle she shared with the white hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. Brought to Kenya as a small child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised both by her father--a racehorse trainer--and the native Kipsigis tribe on her father's land. Her unconventional upbringing transforms her into a daring young woman, with a love of all things wild, but everything she knows and trusts dissolves when her father's farm goes bankrupt. Reeling from the scandal and heartbreak, Beryl is catapulted into a disastrous marriage at the age of 16. Finally she makes the courageous decision to break free, forging her own path as a horse trainer and shocking high society in the process. The British colony has never seen a woman as determined and fiery as Beryl. Before long, she catches the eye of the fascinating and bohemian Happy Valley set, including writer Karen Blixen and her lover Denys Finch Hatton, who will later be immortalized in Blixen's memoir, Out of Africa. The three become embroiled in a complex triangle that changes the course of Beryl's life, setting tragedy in motion while awakening her to her truest self and her fate: to fly.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Paula McLain
Publisher : Bond Street Books
Release : 2015-07-28
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780385677226


West With The Night

West With The Night

A new edition of a great, underappreciated classic of our time Beryl Markham's West with the Night is a true classic, a book that deserves the same acclaim and readership as the work of her contemporaries Ernest Hemingway, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Isak Dinesen. If the first responsibility of a memoirist is to lead a life worth writing about, Markham succeeded beyond all measure. Born Beryl Clutterbuck in the middle of England, she and her father moved to Kenya when she was a girl, and she grew up with a zebra for a pet; horses for friends; baboons, lions, and gazelles for neighbors. She made money by scouting elephants from a tiny plane. And she would spend most of the rest of her life in East Africa as an adventurer, a racehorse trainer, and an aviatrix—she became the first person to fly nonstop from Europe to America, the first woman to fly solo east to west across the Atlantic. Hers was indisputably a life full of adventure and beauty. And then there is the writing. When Hemingway read Markham's book, he wrote to his editor, Maxwell Perkins: "She has written so well, and marvelously well, that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer . . . [She] can write rings around all of us who consider ourselves as writers . . . It is really a bloody wonderful book." With a new introduction by Sara Wheeler—one of Markham's few legitimate literary heirs—West with the Night should once again take its place as one of the world's great adventure stories.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Beryl Markham
Publisher : North Point Press
Release : 2013-01-22
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 0865477639


Night Vision

Night Vision

In the dark, Viola sees things no one else does . . . until the night she sees something she shouldn't Viola was born with a genetic condition that makes sunlight deadly. In the dark of night, when most teenagers are tucked up in bed, Viola has the run of her parents' farm and the surrounding forest. She is used to seeing hidden things through her night-vision goggles, but one night she sees something that could get her into a whole lot of trouble . . . Viola has always believed she would be dead before she was 20, but now she must decide just how far she's willing to go to help her parents keep their beloved farm. Is it okay to steal from a thief? What if the thief might be a killer? And what if the killer threatens to come after her and her family? Night Vision is a heart-thumping thriller that will leave you breathless.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Ella West
Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Release : 2014-04-01
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781743317662


Promise The Night

Promise The Night

Immediately compelling and action-packed, this carefully researched work of historical fiction introduces young readers to the childhood of the famous yet elusive Beryl Markham, the first person to fly solo from England to North America. As in her debut novel, Prisoners in the Palace, MacColl propels readers into a multilayered story with an unforgettable heroine and evocative language that brings the backdrop of colonial British East Africa to life. A fascinating read for anyone with a thirst for adventure.

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Michaela MacColl
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2011-11-18
Total Pages : 264 Pages
ISBN : 9781452111476


A Night In Babylon

A Night In Babylon

There's a time to run, and a time to pick up a gun. Especially in the City of Angels, where the police are at war with the Stay Ready Soldiers, a militant group based in South Central. Tonight, Geronimo and Kali must rely on each other as they traverse a perilous concrete wasteland, dodging bullets every step of the way.

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Author : Michael West
Publisher :
Release : 2020-03-05
Total Pages : 190 Pages
ISBN : 1734692200


A Night Divided Scholastic Gold

A Night Divided Scholastic Gold

From NYT bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen comes a stunning thriller about a girl who must escape to freedom after the Berlin Wall divides her family between east and west.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Jennifer A. Nielsen
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2015-08-25
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780545682435


The Children Of The Night

The Children Of The Night

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Genre : Poets, American
Author : Edwin Arlington Robinson
Publisher :
Release : 1897
Total Pages : 121 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124455747