West With The Night

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0349007349
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (349 users)

Download or read book West With The Night written by Beryl Markham and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-08-27 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

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

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ISBN : 1614649723
Pages : 24 pages
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Download or read book Quicklet on West with the Night by Beryl Markham (CliffNotes-like Summary) written by Laura Brestovansky and published by Hyperink Inc. This book was released on 2012-02-24 with total page 24 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

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

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Download or read book West with the Night: By Beryl Markham (Trivia-On-Books) written by Trivion Books and published by . This book was released on 2016-09-08 with total page 73 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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!

Summary of Beryl Markham's West with the Night

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ISBN : 1669388697
Pages : 24 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (669 users)

Download or read book Summary of Beryl Markham's West with the Night written by Everest Media, and published by Everest Media LLC. This book was released on 2022-04-25T22:59:00Z with total page 24 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I would like to begin at the beginning, but there are a hundred places to start and a hundred names. I can begin by choosing one of them, not because it is first or of any importance in a wildly adventurous sense, but because it is turned uppermost in my logbook. #2 Nungwe was a town that lay west and south of Nairobi on the southernmost rim of Lake Victoria Nyanza. It was barely alive when I went there in 1935. It was a Mecca for gold miners, who had begun to dig there. #3 Nairobi was a gateway to a new country, and it was growing quickly. It was a place of shillings and pounds and land sales and trade, extraordinary successes and failures. Its shops sold whatever you needed to buy. #4 Africa is a land full of mysteries, wildness, and heat. It is a photographer’s paradise, a hunter’s Valhalla, and an escapist’s Utopia. It is what you want it to be, and it withstands all interpretations. It is the last vestige of a dead world or the cradle of a shiny new one.

West With the Night and Related Readings

Publisher : McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin
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ISBN : 9780395775028
Pages : 350 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (775 users)

Download or read book West With the Night and Related Readings written by Beryl Markham and published by McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin. This book was released on 1997 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Women's Autobiography: K-Z

Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 0313327394
Pages : 334 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

Download or read book Encyclopedia of Women's Autobiography: K-Z written by Victoria Boynton and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2005 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains nearly two hundred alphabetically arranged entries that provide information on women's autobiography, covering selected authors from throughout history, major works, nationalities or ethnicities, and related issues, themes, and terms.

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction

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ISBN : 9780313328558
Pages : 352 pages
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Download or read book Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction written by Lynda G. Adamson and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2006 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nonfiction is widely read and is increasingly prominent in the curriculum.

Memoir Ethics

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ISBN : 1498533663
Pages : 196 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (498 users)

Download or read book Memoir Ethics written by Mike W. Martin and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2016-02-10 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Memoir Ethics: Good Lives and the Virtues is a philosophical study of moral themes in memoirs. It explores how memoirists present and defend perspectives on good lives. Particular attention is paid to the interplay of the virtues, including their interplay with additional (nonmoral) types of values in good lives. More generally, it explores the relevance of memoir to moral philosophy and, in turn, how moral philosophy enters into elucidating and critiquing memoirs.

Journal of the Franklin Institute

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Pages : 498 pages
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Download or read book Journal of the Franklin Institute written by and published by . This book was released on 1836 with total page 498 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vols. 1-69 include more or less complete patent reports of the U. S. Patent Office for years 1825-59.

A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses

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ISBN : 1476609055
Pages : 488 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

Download or read book A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses written by George A. Katchmer and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-05-20 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Long before sound became an essential part of motion pictures, Westerns were an established genre. The men and women who brought to life cowboys, cowgirls, villains, sidekicks, distressed damsels and outraged townspeople often continued with their film careers, finding success and fame well into the sound era--always knowing that it was in silent Westerns that their careers began. More than a thousand of these once-silent Western players are featured in this fully indexed encyclopedic work. Each entry includes a detailed biography, covering both personal and professional milestones and a complete Western filmography. A foreword is supplied by Diana Serra Cary (formerly the child star "Baby Peggy"), who performed with many of the actors herein.

West with the Rise

Publisher : University of Virginia Press
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ISBN : 9780813925370
Pages : 232 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (925 users)

Download or read book West with the Rise written by James Barilla and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "It is to fly-fishing that Barilla turns for answers. No one would mistake the modern world he travels through for that of the river-going Huck Finn: Barilla drives past strip malls, falls asleep to Dirty Harry playing on his motel-room television, and reads in a trout magazine of a familiar stream now degraded by urban sprawl. But then, as one fishing shop proprietor observes, "No place is what it was." And along his way, the author encounters many settings of uncommon beauty, from Yellow Breeches Creek in Pennsylvania to the Grand Deschutes River in Oregon, each with a singular fishing experience to offer."--Jacket.

Journal Of The Franklin Institute

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Pages : 494 pages
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Download or read book Journal Of The Franklin Institute written by Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.) and published by Palala Press. This book was released on 1836 with total page 494 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Journal of the Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts

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Pages : 950 pages
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Download or read book Journal of the Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts written by and published by . This book was released on 1836 with total page 950 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vols. 1-69 include more or less complete patent reports of the U. S. Patent Office for years 1825-1859. cf. Index to v. 1-120 of the Journal, p. [415]

Touring the West with Leaping Lena, 1925

Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
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ISBN : 0806154527
Pages : 301 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (86 users)

Download or read book Touring the West with Leaping Lena, 1925 written by W. C. Clark and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2016-04-11 with total page 301 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Driving across the country in the early twentieth century was high adventure. In 1925 Willie Chester Clark and his family piled into a modified Chevrolet touring car, affectionately named Leaping Lena, and took off for the West. Clark’s account of the journey will acquaint readers with cross-country travel at a time when Americans were just inventing the road trip. Editor David Dary discovered a copy of Clark’s account among his grandfather’s personal papers. Dary introduces the tale of how Leaping Lena clocked some 12,000 miles in five months, starting from West Virginia and traveling to the Northwest, down the Pacific Coast to Southern California, through the Desert Southwest, and back home via the Southern Plains. Among the highlights of the trip were visits to Yellowstone, Yosemite, Mount Rainier, and Crater Lake. Writing while sitting on a camp stool, his typewriter resting on the car’s front bumper, W. C. Clark turned out lively descriptions of the family’s experiences with all the wit and panache of his later journalism career. Clark details road conditions, the quality of accommodations, the cost of gas and food, user fees at national parks, and the number and variety of fellow tourists his party encountered. He also describes the pitfalls of life on the road. Flat tires were a daily occurrence, mechanical breakdowns almost as frequent, and the crude, mostly unpaved roads were named but not yet numbered, and only intermittently marked. And if the Clarks were not lucky enough to stay with friends, they had to camp. Framed by an introduction and annotations that set the story in context, and illustrated with photographs of gas stations, roadside attractions, and roadsters typical of the day, Touring the West with Leaping Lena gives a firsthand glimpse into the early days of cross-country automobile trips. Readers will enjoy its historical detail even as they realize that when it comes to family road trips, some things haven’t changed.

The Franklin Journal, and American Mechanics' Magazine

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Pages : 1042 pages
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Download or read book The Franklin Journal, and American Mechanics' Magazine written by and published by . This book was released on 1836 with total page 1042 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Nwanyibu

Publisher : Africa World Press
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ISBN : 9780865436183
Pages : 180 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (436 users)

Download or read book Nwanyibu written by Phanuel Akubueze Egejuru and published by Africa World Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Sketches of Minnesota, the New England of the West. With incidents of travel in that territory during the summer of 1849. With a map

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Pages : 281 pages
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Download or read book Sketches of Minnesota, the New England of the West. With incidents of travel in that territory during the summer of 1849. With a map written by E. S. SEYMOUR and published by . This book was released on 1850 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: