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West with the night [electronic resource] / Beryl Markham.

Markham, Beryl. (Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781453237915 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1453237917 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : Open Road Media : 2012.

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Summary, etc.: Beryl Markham's classic, engrossing memoir-a triumph of the pioneer spirit and an adventure-charged chronicle of a life lived to the fullest Beryl Markham's life was a true epic, complete with shattered societal expectations, torrid love affairs, and desperate crash landings. A rebel from a young age, the British-born Markham was raised in Kenya's unforgiving farmlands. She learned to be 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 from east to west, a feat that fellow female aviator Amelia Earhart had completed in reverse just a few years before. Her successes and her failures-and her deep, lifelong love of the "soul of Africa"-are all chronicled here with wrenching honesty and agile wit. Hailed by National Geographic as one of the greatest adventure books of all time, West with the Night is the sweeping account of a fearless and dedicated woman.
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Subject: Markham, Beryl.
Women air pilots > Great Britain > Biography.
Women air pilots > Africa > Biography.
Electronic books.

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