West with the Night by Beryl Markham

West with the Night by Beryl Markham
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Beryl Markham (1902 - 1986) was a British-born Kenyan aviator (one of the first bush pilots), adventurer, racehorse trainer and author.

In 1936, Markham had become the first woman to cross the Atlantic east-to-west solo, and the first person to make it from England to North America non-stop from east to west. She was celebrated as an aviation pioneer.

Markham chronicled many of her adventures in her memoir, West with the Night, originally published in 1942. Life and love, hardship and adventure, romance and history -- all have been beautifully woven into this fascinating autobiography of a remarkable woman. West with the Night is considered a classic of outdoor literature, and in 2004, National Geographic Adventure ranked it number 8 in a list of 100 best adventure books.

Ernest Hemingway was deeply impressed with Markham's writing, saying "she has written so well, and marvelously well, that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer. I felt that I was simply a carpenter with words, picking up whatever was furnished on the job and nailing them together and sometimes making an okay pig pen. But [she] can write rings around all of us who consider ourselves as writers ... it really is a bloody wonderful book."

Markham is now primarily remembered as the author of the memoir, West with the Night. -- Source: Wikipedia

Contents Covered:

  • Message from Nungwe
  • Men with Blackwater Die
  • The Stamp of Wilderness
  • Why Do We Fly?
  • He Was a Good Lion
  • Still Is the Land
  • Praise God for the Blood of the Bull
  • And We Be Playmates, Thou and I
  • Royal Exile
  • Was There a Horse with Wings?
  • My Trail Is North
  • Hodi!
  • Na Kupa Hati M'Zuri
  • Errands of the Wind
  • Birth of a Life
  • Ivory and Sansivera
  • I May Have to Shoot Him
  • Captives of the Rivers
  • What of the Hunting, Hunter Bold?
  • Kwaheri Means Farewell
  • Search for a Libyan Fort
  • Benghazi by Candlelight
  • West with the Night
  • The Sea Will Take Small Pride
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 298
Page Size: A4 (210mm × 297mm)
Download Size: 30.2 MB
Product Code WES9FUA359
Condition New