West with the Night Book

West with the Night


  • Author : Beryl Markham
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2012-08-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453237915

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West with the Night Book Description :

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.

West with the Night Book
Score: 4.5
From 65 Ratings

West with the Night


  • Author : Beryl Markham
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 0865471185

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West with the Night Book Description :

Describes growing up in an Africa that no longer exists, training and breeding race horses, flying mail to Sudan, and being the first woman to fly the Atlantic, east to west

Circling the Sun Book
Score: 3.5
From 3,701 Ratings

Circling the Sun


  • Author : Paula McLain
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2015-07-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385677226

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Circling the Sun Book Description :

Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Paris Wife, takes readers to Kenya in the 1920s, where the beautiful young horse trainer, adventurer and aviator Beryl Markham tells the story of her life among the glamorous and decadent circle of British expats living in colonial East Africa--and the complicated love triangle she shared with the white hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. Brought to Kenya as a small child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised both by her father--a racehorse trainer--and the native Kipsigis tribe on her father's land. Her unconventional upbringing transforms her into a daring young woman, with a love of all things wild, but everything she knows and trusts dissolves when her father's farm goes bankrupt. Reeling from the scandal and heartbreak, Beryl is catapulted into a disastrous marriage at the age of 16. Finally she makes the courageous decision to break free, forging her own path as a horse trainer and shocking high society in the process. The British colony has never seen a woman as determined and fiery as Beryl. Before long, she catches the eye of the fascinating and bohemian Happy Valley set, including writer Karen Blixen and her lover Denys Finch Hatton, who will later be immortalized in Blixen's memoir, Out of Africa. The three become embroiled in a complex triangle that changes the course of Beryl's life, setting tragedy in motion while awakening her to her truest self and her fate: to fly.

The Magnetic North Book

The Magnetic North


  • Author : Sara Wheeler
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2011-02-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 1429991941

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The Magnetic North Book Description :

A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title More than a decade ago, Sara Wheeler traveled to Antarctica to understand a continent nearly lost to myth and lore. In the widely acclaimed, bestselling Terra Incognita, she chronicled her quest to find a hidden history buried in Antarctica's extreme surroundings. Now, Wheeler journeys to the opposite pole to create a definitive picture of life on the fringes. In The Magnetic North, she takes full measure of the Arctic: at once the most pristine place on earth and the locus of global warming. Inspired by the spiraling shape of a reindeer-horn bangle, she travels counterclockwise around the North Pole through the territories belonging to Russia, the United States, Canada, Denmark, Norway, and Finland, marking the transformations of what once seemed an unchangeable landscape. As she witnesses the mounting pollution concentrated at the pole, Wheeler reckons with the illness of the whole organism of the earth. Smashing through the Arctic Ocean with the crew of a Russian icebreaker, shadowing the endless Trans-Alaska Pipeline with a tough Idaho-born outdoorswoman, herding reindeer with the Lapps, and visiting the haunting, deceptively peaceful lands of the Gulag, Wheeler brings the Arctic's many contradictions to life. The Magnetic North is an urgent, beautiful book, rich in dramatic description and vivid reporting. It is a singular, deeply personal portrait of a region growing daily in global importance.

Night Vision Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Night Vision


  • Author : Ella West
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781743317662

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Night Vision Book Description :

In the dark, Viola sees things no one else does . . . until the night she sees something she shouldn't Viola was born with a genetic condition that makes sunlight deadly. In the dark of night, when most teenagers are tucked up in bed, Viola has the run of her parents' farm and the surrounding forest. She is used to seeing hidden things through her night-vision goggles, but one night she sees something that could get her into a whole lot of trouble . . . Viola has always believed she would be dead before she was 20, but now she must decide just how far she's willing to go to help her parents keep their beloved farm. Is it okay to steal from a thief? What if the thief might be a killer? And what if the killer threatens to come after her and her family? Night Vision is a heart-thumping thriller that will leave you breathless.

A Night In Babylon Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Night In Babylon


  • Author : Michael West
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-03-05
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 1734692200

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A Night In Babylon Book Description :

There's a time to run, and a time to pick up a gun. Especially in the City of Angels, where the police are at war with the Stay Ready Soldiers, a militant group based in South Central. Tonight, Geronimo and Kali must rely on each other as they traverse a perilous concrete wasteland, dodging bullets every step of the way.

Night Book
Score: 4
From 3,894 Ratings

Night


  • Author : Elie Wiesel
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2012-05-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780718197810

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Night Book Description :

Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith. Describing in simple terms the tragic murder of a people from a survivor's perspective, Night is among the most personal, intimate and poignant of all accounts of the Holocaust. A compelling consideration of the darkest side of human nature and the enduring power of hope, it remains one of the most important works of the twentieth century. New translation by Marion Wiesel, with a new introduction by Elie Wiesel.

The Lives of Beryl Markham Book

The Lives of Beryl Markham


  • Author : Errol Trzebinski
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1994-11-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 0393312526

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The Lives of Beryl Markham Book Description :

A woman of captivating presence whose affairs scandalized Kenya, BerylMarkham became famous after her pioneering transatlantic solo flight in1936.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Book
Score: 3.5
From 3,874 Ratings

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time


  • Author : Mark Haddon
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2004-05-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1400079071

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Book Description :

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Acquainted with the Night Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Acquainted with the Night


  • Author : Christopher Dewdney
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2008-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1596917687

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Acquainted with the Night Book Description :

Weaving together science and storytelling, art and anthropology, Dewdney takes readers on a fascinating journey through the nocturnal realm. In twelve chapters corresponding to the twelve hours of night, he illuminates night's central themes, including sunsets, nocturnal animals, bedtime stories, festivals of the night, fireworks, astronomy, nightclubs, sleep and dreams, the graveyard shift, the art of darkness, and endless nights. With infectious curiosity, a lyrical, intimate tone, and an eye for nighttime beauties both natural and man-made, Christopher Dewdney paints a captivating portrait of our hours in darkness. Christopher Dewdney is the author of three books of nonfiction-Last Flesh, The Secular Grail, and The Immaculate Perception-as well as eleven books of poetry. A three-time nominee for Governor General's Awards and a first-prize winner of the CBC Literary Competition, Dewdney lives in Toronto, Ontario. "As you read these pages, your life will change, because the way you see half of it will change. The night we're all familiar with will emerge as a fresh thing, deeper, fuller, older, younger, more evocative, more intimate, larger, more spectacular and, yes, more magical, and much more thrilling."-Margaret Atwood, Globe and Mail "[A] felicitous literary gambol from dusk till dawn...Dewdney throws himself headlong into the deep pool of his subject."-Sue Halpern, Newsday "An enjoyable and instructive read."-Sven Birkerts, Boston Globe Also available: HC 1-58234-396-9 $24.95

Greyboy Book

Greyboy


  • Author : Cole Brown
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510761896

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Greyboy Book Description :

An honest and courageous examination of what it means to navigate the in-between Cole has heard it all before—token, bougie, oreo, Blackish—the things we call the kids like him. Black kids who grow up in white spaces, living at an intersection of race and class that many doubt exists. He needed to get far away from the preppy site of his upbringing before he could make sense of it all. Through a series of personal anecdotes and interviews with his peers, Cole transports us to his adolescence and explores what it’s like to be young and in search of identity. He digs into the places where, in youth, a greyboy’s difference is most acutely felt: parenting, police brutality, Trumpism, depression, and dating, to name a few. Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World asks an important question: What is Blackness? It also provides the answer: Much more than you thought, dammit.

Once Upon a Winter s Night Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

Once Upon a Winter s Night


  • Author : Dennis L. McKiernan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2002-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 1101119268

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Once Upon a Winter s Night Book Description :

The bestselling author of the Mithgar novels presents a new version of a fable that fires the imagination and touches the heart... Once upon a winter's night, a poor crofter trades his daughter Camille to wed Prince Alain of the Summerwood in exchange for a lifetime of riches. Though love blossoms between Camille and the prince, he is haunted by sadness and will not allow her to see his unmasked face. Believing she can lift whatever curse has been bestowed upon him, Camille acts on her own—with devastating results, as all she loves is swept away. Now, to regain what she has lost, she must embark on a desperate quest through the hinterlands of Faery, seeking a mysterious place lycing somewhere east of the sun and west of the moon...

South of the Border  West of the Sun Book
Score: 3.5
From 42 Ratings

South of the Border West of the Sun


  • Author : Haruki Murakami
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-08-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307762740

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South of the Border West of the Sun Book Description :

South of the Border, West of the Sun is the beguiling story of a past rekindled, and one of Haruki Murakami’s most touching novels. Hajime has arrived at middle age with a loving family and an enviable career, yet he feels incomplete. When a childhood friend, now a beautiful woman, shows up with a secret from which she is unable to escape, the fault lines of doubt in Hajime’s quotidian existence begin to give way. Rich, mysterious, and quietly dazzling, in South of the Border, West of the Sun the simple arc of one man’s life becomes the exquisite literary terrain of Murakami’s remarkable genius.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Book
Score: 4
From 53 Ratings

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee


  • Author : Dee Brown
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2012-10-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453274149

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Book Description :

The “fascinating” #1 New York Times bestseller that awakened the world to the destruction of American Indians in the nineteenth-century West (The Wall Street Journal). First published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee generated shockwaves with its frank and heartbreaking depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian tribes across the western frontier. In this nonfiction account, Dee Brown focuses on the betrayals, battles, and massacres suffered by American Indians between 1860 and 1890. He tells of the many tribes and their renowned chiefs—from Geronimo to Red Cloud, Sitting Bull to Crazy Horse—who struggled to combat the destruction of their people and culture. Forcefully written and meticulously researched, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee inspired a generation to take a second look at how the West was won. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Night of the Full Moon Book

Night of the Full Moon


  • Author : Gloria Whelan
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2011-08-31
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307789068

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Night of the Full Moon Book Description :

In the winter of 1840, the night of the full moon is approaching. Nothing will stop Libby Mitchell from visiting her best friend, Fawn, during a special ceremony at the nearby wigwam camp. But Libby’s adventure takes an unexpected turn when soldiers suddenly rush in. They order everyone at the camp, including Libby, to move off the land—immediately! With each passing day, the displaced people must move farther away from home. Will Libby ever see her family again? History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today’s renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves!

THE GREAT GATSBY  1925 Edition  Book

THE GREAT GATSBY 1925 Edition


  • Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2017-12-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9788027235667

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THE GREAT GATSBY 1925 Edition Book Description :

The Great Gatsby is a novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald and first published in 1925. It follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. Considered to be Fitzgerald's magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.

Out Of Africa Book

Out Of Africa


  • Author : Isak Dinesen
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443432955

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Out Of Africa Book Description :

In Out of Africa, author Isak Dinesen takes a wistful and nostalgic look back on her years living in Africa on a Kenyan coffee plantation. Recalling the lives of friends and neighbours—both African and European—Dinesen provides a first-hand perspective of colonial Africa. Through her obvious love of both the landscape and her time in Africa, Dinesen’s meditative writing style deeply reflects the themes of loss as her plantation fails and she returns to Europe. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

The Night Whistler Book

The Night Whistler


  • Author : Greg Woodland
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925923537

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The Night Whistler Book Description :

A cracking rural crime debut that will have you on the edge of your seat until the final page

The Good Lion Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Good Lion


  • Author : Beryl Markham
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 0618563067

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The Good Lion Book Description :

An account of the time in the pilot Beryl Markham's childhood in Kenya when she was attacked by a lion that her neighbors kept as a pet.

The Splendid Outcast Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Splendid Outcast


  • Author : Beryl Markham
  • Publisher : Laurel
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 139
  • ISBN 10 : 0440500303

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The Splendid Outcast Book Description :

Forty stories by such Latin American writers as Borges and Cortazar.