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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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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Leichte Turbulenzen bei erhöhter Strömungsgeschwindigkeit

Roman

Author: Maggie Shipstead

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423417609

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

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Eine Hochzeit, Irrtümer und späte Einsichten Winn van Meter hielt sich immer an die Regeln bürgerlichen Lebens. Mit einem Harvard-Abschluss, einer Mitgliedschaft in den richtigen Clubs, einer Ehefrau mit Herkunftsnachweis und einem angemessen bescheidenen Sommerhaus am Atlantik auf einer der vornehmen Ostküsten-Inseln, ging er davon aus, er werde seinem 60. Geburtstag mit der Gelassenheit eines Mannes entgegensehen, der gut gelebt und sein Leben im Griff hat. Dummerweise kooperieren weder die Vorsehung noch die Familie. Daphne, seine ältere Tochter, schwanger und uneinsichtig, beabsichtigt zu heiraten. Seine jüngere Tochter Livia muss sich von einem Nervenzusammenbruch erholen, und Winn wird feststellen, dass er, entgegen guter Vorsätze, noch immer verrückt nach einer von Daphnes Freundinnen ist, die, jetzt als Brautjungfer, einiges daransetzt, seine Selbsteinschätzung als anständiger Bürger und Familienvater zu unterlaufen... Ausgezeichnet mit dem Dylan Thomas Prize 2012. Shortlist Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize.
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The Lives of Beryl Markham

Out of Africa's Hidden Seductress : Denys Finch Hatton's Last Great Love

Author: Errol Trzebinski

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 396

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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Vagabunden der Lüfte

mit Doppeldecker und Schlafsack durch die USA

Author: Richard Bach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548233635

Category:

Page: 299

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A Rage to Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton

Author: Mary S. Lovell

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039334455X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 944

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An "extraordinary biography" (New York Times Book Review) of a brilliant pair of adventurers. Their marriage was both improbable and inevitable. Isabel Arundell was a schoolgirl, the scion of England's most distinguished Catholic family. When she first saw him while walking at a seaside resort, Richard Burton had already made his mark as a linguist (he was fluent in twenty-nine languages), scholar, soldier, and explorer--at once a symbol of Victorian England's vision of empire and an avowed rebel against its mores. When she turned and saw him staring after her, she decided that she would marry him. By their next meeting, Burton had become the first infidel to infiltrate Mecca as one of the faithful, and, in an expedition to discover the source of the Nile, would soon be the first white man to see Lake Tanganyika. After being married, the Burtons traveled and experienced the world, from diplomatic postings in Brazil and Africa to hair-raising adventures in the Syrian desert. In later life Richard courted further controversy as a self-proclaimed erotologist and the translator of The Kama Sutra. Based on previously unavailable archives, Mary Lovell has written a compelling joint biography that sets Isabel in her proper place as Burton's equal in daring and endurance, a fascinating figure in her own right.
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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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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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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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