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West with the Night
by Beryl Markham

Published: 2012-06-11
Paperback : 302 pages
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Markham is often described as "the first person" to fly the Atlantic east to west in a solo non-stop flight, though most now dispute this claim. When Markham decided to take on the Atlantic crossing, no pilot had yet flown non-stop from Europe to New York, and no woman had made the westward flight ...
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Markham is often described as "the first person" to fly the Atlantic east to west in a solo non-stop flight, though most now dispute this claim. When Markham decided to take on the Atlantic crossing, no pilot had yet flown non-stop from Europe to New York, and no woman had made the westward flight solo, though several had died trying. Markham hoped to claim both records. She took off from Abingdon, England. After a 20-hour flight she crash-landed at Baleine Cove on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. In spite of falling short of her goal, 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. She was celebrated as an aviation pioneer. Markham chronicled her many adventures in her memoir, West with the Night, published by BN Publishing. After living for many years in the United States, Markham moved back to Kenya, becoming for a time the most successful horse trainer in the country.

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Be sure that the discussion involves information about Beryl Markham's life in England. A helpful book is titled The Many Lives of Beryl Markham.
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Also look up some internet articles
by ASarjeant (see profile) 08/05/14
She leaves out some of her more scandalous personal stuff, so it will help to look that up on the web.

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by Heatherfarnell (see profile) 02/16/17

 
  "West with the Night"by jsutte (see profile) 09/21/16

Have read other articles about Beryl that were much more interesting.

 
by daveandsuek (see profile) 09/21/16

 
  "Could Not Figure Out the Title Until The End"by amanda4633 (see profile) 04/16/16

Great book. Never had heard of Beryl Markham before.

 
by pauline (see profile) 01/16/16

 
by hoy8545 (see profile) 08/26/15

 
  "A Little- Known Gem"by ASarjeant (see profile) 08/05/14

This book is so well written, and her life so extraordinary, it's hard to believe more people don't know about this. You won't regret reading it.

 
  "Lover of Africa and Life"by floydsbo (see profile) 10/09/13

Beryl Markham's life is, from childhood spear hunter, to race horse trainer, to distance flying ace, always remarkable. Whether she wrote the book or her third husband did, is insignificant. The work stands... (read more)

 
  "West with the Night"by MGabe (see profile) 04/26/13

Beautifully explicit prose. Beryl Markham's childhood in a remote area of what is now Kenya, hunting with the Masai and helping to train her father's thoroughbred race horses is fill with ... (read more)

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