West with the night

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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.

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9780865477636
9780865473041
9781481580373
9780792758945
9780865471184
9781606407721
9781453237915
9780786178902
Reading Level:
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Level 7.3, 15 Points
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1140L
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Full title west with the night
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Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-19 23:40:14PM
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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.

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subject_facet Africa, East -- Description and travel, Air pilots -- Africa -- Biography, Air pilots -- Great Britain -- Biography, Audiobooks, Markham, Beryl, Markham, Beryl, -- 1902-, Women air pilots -- Africa -- Biography, Women air pilots -- Great Britain -- Biography
title_display West with the night
title_full West with the Night, West with the night / Beryl Markham, West with the night / Beryl Markham ; [illustrations by Ward Schumaker], West with the night [sound recording] / Beryl Markham
title_short West with the night
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topic_facet Air pilots, Audiobooks, Biography, Biography & Autobiography, Description and travel, History, Markham, Beryl, Nonfiction, Women air pilots