West With the Night

West With the Night
Author: Beryl Markham
Release: 2021-09-09
Editor: Hassell Street Press
Pages: 312
ISBN: 1014259606
Language: en
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

West with the Night

West with the Night
Author: Beryl Markham
Release: 1983
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 293
ISBN: 0865471185
Language: en
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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

The Book of Night Women

The Book of Night Women
Author: Marlon James
Release: 2009-02-19
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781101011317
Language: en
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From the author of the National Book Award finalist Black Leopard, Red Wolf and the WINNER of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings "An undeniable success.” — The New York Times Book Review A true triumph of voice and storytelling, The Book of Night Women rings with both profound authenticity and a distinctly contemporary energy. It is the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they- and she-will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age they see her as the key to their plans. But when she begins to understand her own feelings, desires, and identity, Lilith starts to push at the edges of what is imaginable for the life of a slave woman, and risks becoming the conspiracy's weak link. But the real revelation of the book-the secret to the stirring imagery and insistent prose-is Marlon James himself, a young writer at once breath­takingly daring and wholly in command of his craft.

Straight On Till Morning

Straight On Till Morning
Author: Mary S. Lovell
Release: 2012-05-03
Editor: Abacus
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781405517904
Language: en
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Beryl Markham, like Karen Blixen, could only have come out of Africa. Pioneering aviatrix, flamboyant beauty, brilliant race-horse trainer, unscrupulous seducer - her life story is for every reader who was enthralled by Blixen's exotic world, that of Kenya between the wars. This fully authorised biography, drawn from the author's personal association with Beryl and her family, paints a vivid portrait of a tempestuous and controversial character. It tells of her friendship with Karen Blixen (though she commandeered Blixen's husband Bror and lover Denys Finch Hatton), of her spectacular courage when she became the first person to fly from England to America, and of the mysteries surrounding her highly praised, bestselling book WEST WITH THE NIGHT.

Circling the Sun

Circling the Sun
Author: Paula McLain
Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Bond Street Books
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780385677226
Language: en
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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.

Promise the Night

Promise the Night
Author: Michaela MacColl
Release: 2011-11-18
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781452111476
Language: en
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Immediately compelling and action-packed, this carefully researched work of historical fiction introduces young readers to the childhood of the famous yet elusive Beryl Markham, the first person to fly solo from England to North America. As in her debut novel, Prisoners in the Palace, MacColl propels readers into a multilayered story with an unforgettable heroine and evocative language that brings the backdrop of colonial British East Africa to life. A fascinating read for anyone with a thirst for adventure.

The Children of the Night

The Children of the Night
Author: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Release: 1897
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 111
ISBN: HARVARD:32044019391879
Language: en
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Out of Africa

Out of Africa
Author: Isak Dinesen
Release: 2001-09-27
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780141913872
Language: en
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From the moment Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya in 1914 to manage a coffee plantation, her heart belonged to Africa. Drawn to the intense colours and ravishing landscapes, Karen Blixen spent her happiest years on the farm and her experiences and friendships with the people around her are vividly recalled in these memoirs. Out of Africa is the story of a remarkable and unconventional woman and of a way of life that has vanished for ever.

The Lives of Beryl Markham

The Lives of Beryl Markham
Author: Errol Trzebinski
Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 396
ISBN: OCLC:1036711499
Language: en
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Dirt

Dirt
Author: Tony Doris
Release: 2014-04-18
Editor: Mr. Media Books
Pages: 430
ISBN: 9780991125418
Language: en
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During a chance night shift on the cops beat, newsroom assistant Madeleine Harrington stumbles on the corruption story of a lifetime – a plot that would reshape the entire city. She teams up with her dad, a downtrodden columnist at the paper, to unearth the mystery. The muckrakers find the plot goes deeper – and contains more skeletons among the city’s powerbrokers – than they imagined.

Winterhawk s Land

Winterhawk   s Land
Author: Michael Dante
Release: 2022
Editor: BearManor Media
Pages: 329
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Language: en
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Michael Dante played the title role in Winterhawk (1975), a Western about a legendary Blackfoot Chief’s character and his principles. In this novella sequel, he pens an ageless saga about ruthless railroad executives trying to assassinate him in order to build their railroad directly through his territory, taking the Blackfoot land without provocation. Winterhawk and his tribe remain strong as long as they can, to protect the land of their people, the land they call home, before the invasion of progress imposes itself on America. This inspiring story of a brave man, who stands up to and fight against those who have their own agenda for his land, evokes the nostalgic atmosphere of Western series that Dante frequently appeared in during American television’s Golden Era, such as Death Valley Days, The Big Valley, Daniel Boone, Custer, The Texan, Bonanza, Maverick, and Cheyenne.

Night

Night
Author: Elie Wiesel
Release: 2013-09-10
Editor: Hill and Wang
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0374534756
Language: en
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A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Born in Sighet, Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 and deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald. Night is the terrifying record of Elie Wiesel's memories of the death of his family, the death of his own innocence, and his despair as a deeply observant Jew confronting the absolute evil of man. This new translation by his wife and most frequent translator, Marion Wiesel, corrects important details and presents the most accurate rendering in English of Elie Wiesel's seminal work.

A Nghu Day Dawns

A Nghu Day Dawns
Author: David Sherman
Release: 2013-07-15
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 184
ISBN: 1490983872
Language: en
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Major Nghu, the fanatic North Vietnamese officer from book 1, is back. This time, he's got many more soldiers under his command, and uses different tactics, which he believes are guaranteed to defeat the Marines and Popular Forces of Combined Action Platoon Tango Niner. He starts by violating the Christmas truce - at a time when the Marines have American women visiting for Christmas dinner! Defeating the North Vietnamese is the toughest job Tango Niner has faced, especially once Major Nghu and his forces begin targeting the civilian population of the hamlets of Bun Hoa village. Step by step, Major Nghu believes he is achieving his ultimate goal of defeating the Marines and PFs of Tango Niner. Step by step, the Marines and PFs find ways to counter him and his forces, until they meet in the ultimate battle for control of the Song Du Ong river valley.

Shades of Sydney

Shades of Sydney
Author: Brittney Coon
Release: 2016-01-05
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 318
ISBN: 1680584472
Language: en
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Sydney West enjoys sampling summer boys, but this year, one refuses to be a one-night stand... Twenty-one-year-old Sydney doesn't believe in relationships. Her parents' toxic divorce has taught her love is nothing but a sinister fairytale. So every summer she parties, hooks up, abandons her lover before dawn, and repeats. That is until she meets gorgeous local surfer Jason King at the beach... When Jason fails to flirt-or even give her a second glance-she decides something must be wrong with him, and it's safer to stay away. But when Sydney and Jason's best friends hook up and become Malibu's hottest couple, they are forced to spend more time together than either of them cares for. Armed with a sharp tongue, Sydney works to keep Jason at bay... In a moment of weakness, Sydney lets her guard down and confides in Jason, realizing he's more than just a hot guy-he's also a friend. And when Sydney's need for a summer boy results in her falling into bed with Jason, despite her better judgment, she runs away from him by morning. The problem is, he won't accept being another one-night stand, and will do anything to prove... Love really does exist.

The Splendid Outcast

The Splendid Outcast
Author: Beryl Markham
Release: 1988
Editor: Laurel
Pages: 139
ISBN: 0440500303
Language: en
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Forty stories by such Latin American writers as Borges and Cortazar.

Spending the Night on the Pike

Spending the Night on the Pike
Author: Tim O'Gorman
Release: 2013-04-01
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Pages: 136
ISBN: 1482771543
Language: en
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"Staying here tonight. A beautiful motel as most of them are and there are so many." So wrote a traveler spending a night at a motel between Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia writing home on the motel's postcard in 1955. U.S. Highway 1, before the arrival of Interstate 95, was considered America's Main Street, the most heavily traveled highway on the east coast, running from the Canadian border in Maine to Key West, Florida. In 2010, Highway 1 was designated an Historic Highway. The stretch of highway between Richmond and Petersburg, long known locally as the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike, or "Pike" for short, was an important stopover for tourists driving to and from Florida and the number, and variety, of travel accommodations attest to the Pike's popularity. Using over 160 postcards along with over 55 other images including some provided by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the Chesterfield County Historical Society, the book provides a history of motels, tourist courts, tourist camps, etc. that flourished along Historic Highway 1 from 1920 to 1975. But Spending the Night on the Pike is not a history of postcards. It is a history of what postcards tell us about travelers in the first half of the 20th century and of the evolution of the lodging that accommodated them. For many tourist courts and motels, postcards are the only record remaining of these once vibrant businesses and are the source of clues that help identify buildings that still remain but are hidden or disguised. For those motels still operating, their postcards give us a glimpse of their former glory, when they were new and polished, before the arrival of the interstates that siphoned off the tourist business. And they tell of the time when motels were family-owned “Mom and Pop's” and proudly advertised that fact on their postcards. It is also a nostalgic look back for those who remember the time when road trips required driving through towns instead of around them and of a time that seems less complicated, less stressful, and less rushed. And for those who take the time to look, the motels, tourist courts, and tourist cabins still standing provide us a reminder of that earlier time.

Web Games

Web Games
Author: Lior Samson
Release: 2020-08-22
Editor: Homeland Connection
Pages: 364
ISBN: 1732609179
Language: en
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Destiny Allen, a Web designer for software giant Scenaria Security Systems, finds herself involved in a deadly puzzle that blurs the boundaries between the virtual and the real. At stake: the infrastructure of modern America. Her resources: Dina Gustafson, a college friend, and Karl Lustig, an Israeli technology journalist with friends in dark places. The challenge: sort the good guys from the bad before the lights go out. A fast-paced technology thriller, Web Games is about real risks and virtual worlds, about Internet threats as close as tomorrow's nightly news, and about the ever-escalating warfare between black-hat hackers and modern society.

Is This Poetry

Is This Poetry
Author: Ashley Garcia
Release: 2017-06-29
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1548399604
Language: en
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In her debut, Ashley Garcia explores themes of love, feminism, and struggling with mental illness as a young woman in today's era. Is This Poetry is a collection of poetry that takes the reader on a three year journey that weaves through the murky waters of early womanhood that will resonate through generations.

The Night of the Witch

The Night of the Witch
Author: M. Woodruff
Release: 2016-12-15
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 154
ISBN: 1540645088
Language: en
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When seventeen-year-old Lena Beckford hears the lock turn in her bedroom door she begins her nightly ritual to honor the moon. But instead of seeing the usual visions from her father, the flame, she's contacted by her grandmother pleading for Lena's help after she's been buried alive in the Strangers' Graveyard. As Lena begins her search she meets two witches, like herself, that promise to help her find her grandmother--a ridiculous old crone that seems to be leading her around in circles, and a handsome young man that she's immediately drawn to. But she can't quite seem to escape from either of them when she realizes they're armed with their own devilish motives, which blur the lines between friend and foe, sanity and insanity. Is it murder Lena must commit, or justice she must serve, to finally free her grandmother from the darkness of the grave?

Wild for the Night

Wild for the Night
Author: Rasheed Carter
Release: 2012-04-11
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 294
ISBN: 1475129033
Language: en
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Naji is a loose cannon addicted to gunsmoke, fast money, and making it happen at all costs. Nathan is college bound and determined to escape the streets. Gotta is a smooth talking playboy with a sweet tooth for teenage girls. Nikki the lone female in the family is beautiful, ambitious, and just as wild as her brothers. How else could she control them. K.K. the baby boy is 7 going on 25 and too grown for his own good. Journey with this family as they rescue Young Savage, encounter beef, internal conflict, and situations that test their love and loyalty to each other .