West with the night [electronic resource]. Beryl Markham.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: The classic memoir of Africa, aviation, and adventure—the inspiration for Paula McLain's Circling the Sun and "a bloody wonderful book" (Ernest Hemingway). Beryl Markham's life story is a true epic. Not only did she set records and break barriers as a pilot, she shattered societal expectations, threw herself into torrid love affairs, survived desperate crash landings—and chronicled everything. A contemporary of Karen Blixen (better known as Isak Dinesen, the author of Out of Africa), Markham left an enduring memoir that soars with astounding candor and shimmering insights. A rebel from a young age, the British-born Markham was raised in Kenya's unforgiving farmlands. She trained as a bush pilot at a time when most Africans had never seen a plane. In 1936, she accepted the ultimate challenge: to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean from east to west, a feat that fellow female aviator Amelia Earhart had completed in reverse just a few years before. Markham's successes and her failures—and her deep, lifelong love of the "soul of Africa"—are all told here with wrenching honesty and agile wit. Hailed as "one of the greatest adventure books of all time" by Newsweek and "the sort of book that makes you think human beings can do anything" by the New York Times, West with the Night remains a powerful testament to one of the iconic lives of the twentieth century.
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    • ISBN:
      9781453237915 (electronic bk)
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    • ABNT:
      MARKHAM, B. West with the night. [electronic resource]. [s. l.]: Open Road Iconic Ebooks, 2012. ISBN 9781453237915. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.625639. Acesso em: 26 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Markham B. West with the Night. [Electronic Resource]. Open Road Iconic Ebooks; 2012. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.625639. Accessed May 26, 2020.
    • APA:
      Markham, B. (2012). West with the night. [electronic resource]. Open Road Iconic Ebooks.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Markham, Beryl. 2012. West with the Night. [Electronic Resource]. Open Road Iconic Ebooks. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.625639.
    • Harvard:
      Markham, B. (2012) West with the night. [electronic resource]. Open Road Iconic Ebooks. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.625639 (Accessed: 26 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Markham, B 2012, West with the night. [electronic resource], Open Road Iconic Ebooks, viewed 26 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Markham, Beryl. West with the Night. [Electronic Resource]. Open Road Iconic Ebooks, 2012. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.625639.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Markham, Beryl. West with the Night. [Electronic Resource]. Open Road Iconic Ebooks, 2012. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.625639.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Markham B. West with the night. [electronic resource] [Internet]. Open Road Iconic Ebooks; 2012 [cited 2020 May 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.625639