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West with the Night

This beautifully written autobiography brings us the remarkable life story of Beryl Markham, the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west. Brought up on a farm in Kenya, Markham chose to stay in Africa when, at seventeen, her father lost their farm and went to Peru. She began an apprenticeship as a racehorse trainer which turned into a highly successful career. In her twenties, Markham gave up horses for airplanes and became the first woman in East Africa to be granted a commercial pilot's license, piloting passengers and supplies in a small plane to remote corners of Africa. As rich and inspiring as when it was first written, West with the Night captures the spirit of a true pioneer woman.

ISBN: 9780786180738

ISBN-10: 9780786180738

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Publication Date: 04/01/2005 - 12:00am

On Sale: 04/01/2005 - 12:00am

Language: English

Categories

Women

Adventurers & Explorers

Aviation - History