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West with the night: And related readings (Literature connections)
Book details:
Pages: 342
Rating: 4.0

ISBN 0395775027 (ISBN13: 9780395775028 )


Book description:

West with the night : a pioneer aviator's life in Africa : memoir / by Beryl Markham -- I saw a man : a man's never-ending quest : poem / by Stephen Crane -- From Queen Bess, daredevil aviator : highlights from the life of Bessie Colemen : biography / by Doris L. Rich -- The campers at Kitty Hawk : a portrait of the Wright brothers : biographical sketch / by John Dos Passos -- From The flame trees of thika : a recollection of a childhood in East Africa / autobiography by Elspeth Huxley -- African song : a lyrical tribute to a continent : short story / by Richard Rive -- How the people haunted the moose : the relationship between hunters and animals : folktale / retold by Joseph Bruchac -- Africa : a poet characterizes a great nation : poem / by Maya Angelou.




Book Authors:

Beryl Markham

Born in England, Beryl ( Clutterbuck ) Markham moved to a farm near the Great Rift Valley in Kenya ( so British East Africa ) with her household when she was four old ages old. She spent an adventuresome childhood among native Africans and became the first accredited female Equus caballus trainer in Kenya.She continued to be a non-conformist and trailblazer in both her professional and personal lives, get marrieding several times ( and holding legion personal businesss ) . She besides became an complete pilot, and was one of the first to wing alone and non-stop across the Atlantic from E to west ( against predominating air currents ) on September 4, 1936.Her most celebrated book is the memoir West With The Night, which went out of print shortly after its publication in 1942, until it was rediscovered by a California restauranter in 1982 and achieved new popularity upon republication in 1983, during the concluding old ages of her life.
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