Straight On Till Morning

The Life Of Beryl Markham

Author: Mary S. Lovell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405517905

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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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.
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Straight on Till Morning: The Life of Beryl Markham

Author: Mary S. Lovell

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393342085

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 421

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The New York Times bestseller: “Every page is filled with revelations, gossip and fascinating details about Markham.”—Diane Ackerman, The New York Times Book Review Born in England and raised in Kenya, Beryl Markham was a notorious beauty. She trained race horses and had scandalous affairs, but she is most remembered for being a pioneering aviatrix. She became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean and the first person to make it from London to New York nonstop. In Mary S. Lovell’s definitive biography, Beryl takes on new life—vividly portrayed by a master biographer whose knowledge of her subject is unparalleled.
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Lady Africa

Roman

Author: Paula McLain

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841210287

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Die Frau, die den Himmel bezwang. Aufgewachsen als Tochter eines Lords im afrikanischen Busch, interessiert sich die junge Beryl nicht für Seidenkleider und Etikette. Dafür ist sie stark und mutig wie ein Kipsigis-Junge und hat von ihrem Vater alles über Rassepferde gelernt. Doch im britischen Protektorat – dem späteren Kenia – der vorigen Jahrhundertwende ist kein Platz für solch ein ungezähmtes Mädchen. Bis sie in Karen Blixen eine Seelenverwandte findet – und in deren Geliebtem, dem Flieger und Großwildjäger Denys Finch Hutton, das Abenteuer ihres Lebens. Die Autorin des internationalen Bestsellers „Madame Hemingway“ erzählt in diesem großen Afrika-Epos die wahre Geschichte der Flugpionierin Beryl Markham, die als erste Frau den Atlantik überquerte.
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Too Close To The Sun

The Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton

Author: Sara Wheeler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407052780

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Conservationist, scholar, soldier, white hunter and fabled lover - Denys Finch Hatton was an aristocrat of leonine nonchalance. After a dazzling career at Eton and Oxford, he sailed in 1910 for British East Africa - still then the land of the pioneer. Sara Wheeler reveals the truth behind his love affairs with the glamorous aviatrix Beryl Markham, and - famously - with Karen Blixen, a romance immortalised in her memoir Out of Africa. 'No one who ever met him', his Times obituary concluded, 'whether man or woman, old or young, white or black, failed to come under his spell'.
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Amelia Earhart

The Sound of Wings

Author: Mary S. Lovell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748112006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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When she disappeared in 1937 over a shark-infested sea, Amelia Earhart had lived up to her wish - internationally famous, a daring and pioneering aviator, and ambassador extraordinary for the United States. Married to a man with a genius for publicity, her life was crowded, demanding and adventurous. Mary S. Lovell's superb biography examines a legend to reveal the pressures and influences that drove Amelia, and shows how her life, career and manner of death foreshadowed the tragedies and excesses of a media-dominated age.
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The Sound of Wings

The Life of Amelia Earhart

Author: Mary S. Lovell

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466866489

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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When Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappeared in 1937 during her attempted flight around the world, she was already known as America's most famous female aviator. Her sense of daring and determination, rare for women of her time, brought her insurmountable fame from the day she became the first woman to cross the Atlantic in an airplane. In this definitive biography, Mary S. Lovell delivers a brilliantly researched account on Earhart's life using the original documents, letters, the logbooks of Earhart and her contemporaries, and personal interviews with members of Amelia's family, friends and rival aviators. The Sound of Wings vividly captures the drama and mystery behind the most influential woman in "The Golden Age of Flight"—from her tomboy days at the turn of the century and her early fascinations with flying, to the unique relationship she shared with G.P. Putnam, the flamboyant publisher and public relations agent who became both her husband and her business manager. It is a revealing biography of an uncommonly brave woman, and the man who both aided and took advantage of her dreams.
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Contemporary Authors

Author: Donna Olendorf

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780810319714

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

View: 4335

Find biographical information on more than 130,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Sketches typically include personal information, contact information, career history, writings, biographical and critical sources, authors' comments, and informative essays about their lives and work. A softcover cumulative index is published twice per year (included in subscription).
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Ich träumte von Afrika

Roman

Author: Kuki Gallmann

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426420066

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Als Kuki Gallmann nach Kenia geht, ahnt sie nicht, dass Afrika die größten Freuden und das schrecklichste Leid für sie bereithält. In ihrer Wahlheimat verliert sie auf tragische Weise ihren Mann und ihren Sohn. Doch trotz dieser Schicksalsschläge gibt sie nicht auf – und bewahrt sich ihre Liebe zu diesem Kontinent und seinen Menschen. Kuki Gallmanns bewegendes Memoir über das Gründen einer Familie in Kenia in den 70er Jahren, zunächst ­zusammen mit ihrem Mann Paolo, dann alleine, ist ein elegisches Feiern und zugleich eine Tragödie. Und es ist eine Liebeserklärung an den magischen Geist Afrikas.
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Beryl Markham

Never Turn Back

Author: Catherine Gourley

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781609252250

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

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Markham, an early pioneer in aviation, was a passionate, free-spirited girl struggling to come to terms with her identity and her place in the world. This biography tells of the obstacles she faced and how she overcame adversity to follow her dreams of flying.
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Cast No Shadow

Author: Mary S. Lovell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408710579

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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The legend of Betty Pack is simple enough. She was a beautiful American spy recruited first by the British Secret lntelligence Service in 1938 and later by the American OSS. Her method of obtaining information was singular: seduction. In Cast No Shadow Mary Lovell, author of Straight On Till Morning, the internationally acclaimed and best-selling biography of Beryl Markham, gives us for the first time the complete story behind the legend of this modern-day Mata Hari, a story more astounding than the legend. Betty Pack's milieu was the aristocratic world of international diplomatic society The wife of a career British diplomat-the marriage for both partners had quickly become an arrangement of convenience, not passion - Betty would be witness to and participant in many of the most intense historic moments of the twentieth century: in civil war-torn Madrid, besieged Warsaw occupied Paris, wartime Washington. In each locale, Betty's entrée into diplomatic circles and her own penchant for seeking out men at the center of conflict made her a spy whose love of adventure was matched only by her talent for uncovering the enemy's secrets. Betty often knew what information her spymasters wanted; more important, she knew whom to approach and seduce in order to obtain it. Relying on top-secret and heretofore unrevealed documents from British Intelligence as well as on Betty's own memoir written shortly before her death, Mary Lovell offers a remarkable portrait of a woman whose adeptness for intrigue in affairs of espionage and passion is astonishing. Cast No Shadow is a story of subterfuge and romantic expediency the exposes the hidden human intrigue of World War II and the life of a woman whose contribution to the Allied effort was invaluable and unique.
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Stiche

Author: David Small

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783551786951

Category: Artists

Page: 324

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Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award and finalist for two 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards: the prize-winning children's author depicts a childhood from hell in this searing yet redemptive graphic memoir. One day David Small awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover that he had been transformed into a virtual mute. A vocal cord removed, his throat slashed and stitched together like a bloody boot, the fourteen-year-old boy had not been told that he had cancer and was expected to die. In Stitches, Small, the award-winning children's illustrator and author, re-creates this terrifying event in a life story that might have been imagined by Kafka. As the images painfully tumble out, one by one, we gain a ringside seat at a gothic family drama where David, a highly anxious yet supremely talented child, all too often became the unwitting object of his parents' buried frustration and rage. Believing that they were trying to do their best, David's parents did just the reverse. Edward Small, a Detroit physician who vented his own anger by hitting a punching bag, was convinced that he could cure his young son's respiratory problems with heavy doses of radiation, possibly causing David's cancer. Elizabeth, David's mother, tyrannically stingy and excessively scolding, ran the Small household under a cone of silence where emotions, especially her own, were hidden. Depicting this coming-of-age story with dazzling, kaleidoscopic images that turn nightmare into fairy tale, Small tells us of his journey from sickly child to cancer patient, to the troubled teen whose risky decision to run away from home at sixteen, with nothing more than the dream of becoming an artist, will resonate as the ultimate survival statement. A silent movie masquerading as a book, Stitches renders a broken world suddenly seamless and beautiful again.
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The Mitford Girls

The Biography of an Extraordinary Family

Author: Mary S. Lovell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748109218

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

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THE MITFORD GIRLS tells the true story behind the gaiety and frivolity of the six Mitford daughters - and the facts are as sensational as any novel: Nancy, whose bright social existence masked an obsessional doomed love which soured her success; Pam, a countrywoman married to one of the best brains in Europe; Diana, an iconic beauty, who was already married when at 22 she fell in love with Oswald Moseley, the leader of the British fascists; Unity, who romantically in love with Hitler, became a member of his inner circle before shooting herself in the temple when WWII was declared; Jessica, the family rebel, who declared herself a communist in the schoolroom and the youngest sister, Debo, who became the Duchess of Devonshire.This is an extraordinary story of an extraordinary family, containing much new material, based on exclusive access to Mitford archives.
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Bess of Hardwick: Empire Builder

Author: Mary S. Lovell

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393075796

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

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"The best account yet available of this shrewd, enigmatic and remarkable woman."—Sunday Times [London] From the author of The Sisters, a chronicle of the most brutal, turbulent, and exuberant period of England's history. Bess Hardwick, the fifth daughter of an impoverished Derbyshire nobleman, did not have an auspicious start in life. Widowed at sixteen, she nonetheless outlived four monarchs, married three more times, built the great house at Chatsworth, and died one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in English history. In 1527 England was in the throes of violent political upheaval as Henry VIII severed all links with Rome. His daughter, Queen Mary, was even more capricious and bloody, only to be followed by the indomitable and ruthless Gloriana, Elizabeth I. It could not have been more hazardous a period for an ambitious woman; by the time Bess's first child was six, three of her illustrious godparents had been beheaded. Using journals, letters, inventories, and account books, Mary S. Lovell tells the passionate, colorful story of an astonishingly accomplished woman, among whose descendants are counted the dukes of Devonshire, Rutland, and Portland, and, on the American side, Katharine Hepburn.
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The Churchills: In Love and War

Author: Mary S. Lovell

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393342255

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

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Portrays the ambitious, impulsive, brave and arrogant English family that gave the world Winston Churchill, describing generations of ancestors who were recklessly wasteful womanizers but also triumphant military leaders all saddled with the upkeep of the family palace, Blenheim. 50,000 first printing.
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Black poachers, white hunters

a social history of hunting in colonial Kenya

Author: Edward I. Steinhart

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 248

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For centuries, Kenya’s game-laden plains and forests were the rewarding hunting grounds of her native African population. Black Poachers, White Hunters traces the history of hunting there in the colonial era, describing the British attempt to impose the practices and values of nineteenth-century European aristocratic hunts. This both created and enforced an image of African inferiority and subordination. Ultimately conservationists came to claim sovereignty over African wildlife, completing the transformation of indigenous hunters into criminal poachers and seeking to eliminate them altogether from the “sportsman’s paradise” of Kenya. ABOUT THE AUTHOR---Edward I. Steinhart is an associate professor of history at Texas Tech University, Lubbock.
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Brief Lives

Twentieth-century Pen Portraits from the Dictionary of National Biography

Author: Colin Matthew,Henry Colin Gray Matthew

Publisher: Getty Center for Education in

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 601

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Drawn from the archives of The Dictionary of National Biography and collected for the first time in a single volumes, Brief Lives consists of 150 sharply drawn profiles of the men and women who have helped shape British national life this century. From Harry Lauder to Jacqueline du Pre, W. H. Auden to the Duchess of Windsor, these profiles combine wit and insight with lively and entertaining prose, anecdote, and private information. Discover: Kingley Amis on Sir John Betjeman Michael Kitson on Sir Anthony Blunt Stephen Spender on W. H. Auden Richard Ellmann on T. S. Eliot Yehudi Menuhin on Jacqueline du Pre Alan Bennett on Russell Harty Donald Trelfold on Sir Len Hutton David Cecil on Virginia Woolf
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Als ich Deutsche war

1934 - 1945 ; eine Engländerin erzählt

Author: Christabel Bielenberg

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406459733

Category: British

Page: 319

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Christabel Bielenberg, engelsk født, gift med en ung tysk jurist i 1934 og tysk statsborger indtil 1946, fortæller om familiens tilværelse i Tyskland gennem 2. verdenskrig under nazismens regime
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Hotel Florida

Truth, Love and Death in the Spanish Civil War

Author: Amanda Vaill

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608108033

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 1909

Madrid 1936 – der Bürgerkrieg verwüstet die spanische Hauptstadt. Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, Arturo Barea und Ilsa Kulcsar – dicht am Abgrund begegnen sich drei Liebespaare und erleiden beispielhaft die Extreme des 20. Jahrhunderts. Es ist Krieg. In dieser angespannten Situation treffen sechs Menschen im Hotel Florida in Madrid aufeinander: Ernest Hemingway hofft, Material für ein neues Buch zu finden, und beginnt eine Affäre mit Martha Gellhorn. Die ehrgeizige Journalistin hungert nach Liebe und Erfahrung und hofft, beides mit Hemingway in Spanien zu finden. Die Idealisten Robert Capa und Gerda Taro fotografieren – anders als alle anderen. Sie erfinden den modernen Fotojournalismus und revolutionieren die Arbeit der Kriegsfotografen, der »bewaffneten Augenzeugen«. Arturo Barea und Ilsa Kulcsar telegrafieren die Wahrheit über diesen Stellvertreterkrieg zwischen Faschismus und Kommunismus in alle Welt. Sie alle schweben in höchster Gefahr, denn die Wahrheit stirbt in jedem Krieg zuerst ...
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