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West With The Night

Beryl Markham

  • Bindwijze: Paperback
  • Taal: Engels
  • Categorie: Biografieën & Waargebeurd
  • Uitgever: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780860685418
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Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:Paperback
Druk:15000
Verschijningsdatum:juni 1984
Afmetingen:19,8 x 12,7 x 2 cm
Aantal pagina's:320 pagina's
Illustraties:Nee
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Auteur:Beryl Markham
Auteur:Beryl Markham

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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.