West with the Night

West with the Night
A Book

by Beryl Markham

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2012-08-14
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1453237917
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

West With The Night

West With The Night
A Book

by Beryl Markham

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2015-08-27
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0349007349
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Illustrated West with the Night

The Illustrated West with the Night
A Book

by Beryl Markham

  • Publisher : WWW.Snowballpublishing.com
  • Release : 2018-10-29
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9781684116515
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The dramatic true story of a remarkable woman growing up in Africa in the 1920s: the excitement of big game hunting and horse training, and the first solo flight across the Atlantic from east to west. It's named one of the ten greatest adventure books of all time, as selected by a panel assembled by National Geographic Adventure. The author 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 from east to west

Quicklet on West with the Night by Beryl Markham (CliffNotes-like Summary)

Quicklet on West with the Night by Beryl Markham (CliffNotes-like Summary)
A Book

by Laura Brestovansky

  • Publisher : Hyperink Inc
  • Release : 2012-02-24
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : 1614649723
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ABOUT THE BOOK I’ve always been interested in women in history, particularly those of the 20th century. Somehow, though, I had never heard of Beryl Markham until I came across her book, “West With the Night,” about a year or so ago. The cover’s engaging portrait of Markham, looking patrician and quite beautiful in her aviator helmet, immediately drew my attention. As I began to read the account of her life, I was quickly hooked by her fascinating description of life in British East Africa (today known as Kenya) in the early 1900s: Imagine taking off in a two-seater plane and narrowly avoiding a zebra. My impression was confirmed the more I read: Markham was clearly a woman who lived in a completely different world than I do in 21st century America: She bred championship racehorses. She flew planes into remote parts of Africa. And she managed to write about it without a hint of boasting. Her writing is simple and honest. No less a writer than Ernest Hemingway, a friend of Markham’s, praised the book as “bloody wonderful” in a letter to Maxwell Perkins, as cited on the back cover of the 1983 edition of West with the Night). Markham’s account showed me that life is meant to be lived to the full. Taking risks and trying new things is what gives life its savor. Telling other’s about one’s adventures allows them to savor them too. MEET THE AUTHOR Laura Brestovansky has more than 20 years of writing/editing/proofreading experience, including blogs, e-books, articles, brochures, press releases and more. Currently, she is also the public relations liaison for Caregivers Professional Resources (www.cprmich.com), whose duties include writing the CPR Airway blog. She has written on a number of topics, including health care, home improvement, travel, religion and social issues. She graduated with honors from Eastern Michigan University, majoring in journalism and political science. When she’s not on the computer (whether writing, editing or surfing), she’s spending time with her husband and three children, possibly biking or hiking with them or watching a classic movie. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK West With the Night is Beryl Markham’s memoir of her life in British East Africa (Kenya). She was a racehorse breeder, bush pilot and the first woman to fly across the Atlantic from east to west. The book begins with Markham’s review of an old flight logbook, which sets the scene for the entire book -- British East Africa in the 1930s. Once setting the scene she recounts her journey to deliver oxygen to a sick minor: “-- a job to be done at an uncomfortable hour with sleep in my eyes and a half a grumble on my lips.” While the flight itself is routine, Markham flies with the knowledge that a friend and fellow pilot is missing in the Serengeti.

Summary of West with the Night

Summary of West with the Night
A Memoir: Trivia/Quiz for Fans

by Whizbooks

  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Release : 2019-01-09
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : 9780464956945
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Summary of West with the Night: A Memoir by Beryl Markham: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion & discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment. ​

West with the Night: By Beryl Markham (Trivia-On-Books)

West with the Night: By Beryl Markham (Trivia-On-Books)
A Book

by Trivion Books

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2016-09-08
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Trivia-on-Book: West with the Night by Beryl Markham Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! West with the Night is Beryl Markham’s memoir. In this book, she chronicles her life in Kenya and all the adventures she had there. She also talks about her experience as the first female horse trainer in Africa and the world. In her memoir, Markham details her experience with the one thing she is most well-known for—flying. The memoir covers a lot of ground, including the many jobs Beryl held, her small adventures with elephants and lions as well as her relationships with her friends and other members of both the white community and the Nandi tribe. An excellent, witty, and fast-paced biography, West with the Night is the success story of one woman who refused to bow down. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to West with the Night by Beryl Markham that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1851
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lays and legends of the West, with minor poems

Lays and legends of the West, with minor poems
A Book

by Frank Curzon

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1847
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Splendid Outcast

The Splendid Outcast
Beryl Markham's African Stories

by Beryl Markham

  • Publisher : Laurel
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 139
  • ISBN : 9780440500308
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Forty stories by such Latin American writers as Borges and Cortazar.

Journal of the Bath and West of England Society for the Encouragement of Agriculture, Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce

Journal of the Bath and West of England Society for the Encouragement of Agriculture, Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce
A Book

by Bath and West and Southern Counties Society,Bath and West of England Society

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1867
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sessional Papers

Sessional Papers
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1894
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Report of the Dominion fishery commission on the fisheries of the province of Ontario, 1893", issued as vol. 26, no. 7, supplement.

Promise the Night

Promise the Night
A Book

by Michaela MacColl

  • Publisher : Ireland Books
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores the early life of Beryl Markham, who grew up on a farm in Kenya, and became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west.

The Manufacturer and Builder

The Manufacturer and Builder
A Practical Journal of Industrial Progress

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1879
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Semi-centennial Celebration of the Introduction of Homoeopathy West of the Allegheny Mountains

Semi-centennial Celebration of the Introduction of Homoeopathy West of the Allegheny Mountains
Held at Pittsburgh, Penn'a, September 20th, 1887

by John C. Burgher

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1888
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Annual Report on the Railroads of New York

Annual Report on the Railroads of New York
A Book

by New York (State). State Engineer and Surveyor

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1854
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Report Upon United States Geographical Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian

Report Upon United States Geographical Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian
In Seven Volumes, Accompanied by One Topographical and One Geological Atlas

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1878
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Van Nostrand's Eclectic Engineering Magazine

Van Nostrand's Eclectic Engineering Magazine
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1878
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Annual Obituary, 1986

Annual Obituary, 1986
A Book

by Patricia Burgess,Trish Burgess

  • Publisher : St James Press
  • Release : 1989-08
  • Pages : 700
  • ISBN : 9781558620131
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Published yearly from 1980, this biographical series for libraries is international in scope and contains entries for the most prominent men and women who have died during the year indicated in the title. In addition, each annual volume includes cumulative alphabetical and professions indexes.

The Night of the Gods

The Night of the Gods
An Inquiry Into Cosmic and Cosmogonic Mythology and Symbolism

by John O'Neill

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 1077
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Hemingway Review

The Hemingway Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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