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Book Title: West with the night: And related readings (Literature connections)|
The author of the book: Beryl Markham
Edition: McDougal Littell
Date of issue: 1997
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ISBN 13: 9780395775028
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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.
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Read information about the authorBorn in England, Beryl (Clutterbuck) Markham moved to a farm near the Great Rift Valley in Kenya (then British East Africa) with her family when she was four years old. She spent an adventurous childhood among native Africans and became the first licensed female horse trainer in Kenya.
She continued to be a non-conformist and trailblazer in both her professional and personal lives, marrying several times (and having numerous affairs). She also became an accomplished pilot, and was one of the first to fly solo and non-stop across the Atlantic from east to west (against prevailing winds) on September 4, 1936.
Her most famous 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 restaurateur in 1982 and achieved new popularity upon republication in 1983, during the final years of her life.