West with the Night (Warbler Classics)
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About the Author
Beryl Markham (1902-1986), born in England, was taken by her father to East Africa in 1906. She spent her childhood playing with native Maruni children and apprenticing with her father as a trainer and breeder of racehorses. In the 1930s, she became an African bush pilot, and in September 1936, became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west.
"Written so well, and marvelously well, that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer. [Markham] can write rings around all of us who consider ourselves as writers ...it really is a bloody wonderful book."
"Written with exceptional, simple beauty in a style that,
without aiming at distinction, achieves it unquestionably."
-The New York Times
"A real contribution to the literature of flight."