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 Biography of Beryl Markham

Author: Mary S. Lovell

Publisher: Random House (UK)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Air pilots

Page: 408

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Biografi over den meget foretagsomme kvindelige flyver, som blandt andre aktiviteter, gjorde sig kendt ved at være den første, der fløj fra England til Amerika
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They Came from Away

Yanks, Brits and Cape Breton

Author: David

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450224172

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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Though only a small island on the edge of a vast continent Cape Breton has impressed its distinctive identity on the Canadian scene.This story is of some of the Yanks and Brits who like the authors came from away. They include adventurers and disbanded soldiers, entrepreneurs and hucksters, worthies and criminals who have, in their own diverse ways, added to Cape Breton's colourful history.
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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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England and the Aeroplane

Militarism, Modernity and Machines

Author: David Edgerton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141975172

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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The story of the strange mixture of romanticism, militarism and technology that has made planes so important to England, from the brilliant author of Britain's War Machine The history of England and the aeroplane is one tangled with myths - of 'the Few' and the Blitz, of boffins, flying machines, amateur inventors and muddling through. In England and the Aeroplane David Edgerton reverses received wisdom, showing that the aeroplane is a central and revealing aspect of an unfamiliar English nation: a warfare state dedicated to technology, industry, empire and military power. England had the strongest air force in the Great War, the largest industry in the world in the 1920s, outproduced Germany by 50% at the time of the Battle of Britain and was the third largest producers of aeroplanes well after this time. In a revelatory recounting of the story of aeronautical England, from its politics to its industry and culture, David Edgerton reconfigures some of the most important chapters of our history. Reviews: 'A brilliant polemic' Guardian 'Full of good stories ... an illuminating read' Spectator 'A tour de force, after which the history of the aircraft industry will never be quite the same again' Business History 'David Edgerton's sure-footed essay ... sees Britain from an unusual perspective ... His arguments provide sound backing for the idea that modern Britain is as much a warfare state as a welfare one' Economist About the author: David Edgerton is Hans Rausing Professor at Imperial College London, where he was the founding director of the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. He is the author of a sequence of groundbreaking books on 20th century Britain: Science, Technology and the British Industrial 'Decline', 1870-1970; Warfare State: Britain, 1920-1970; and Britain's War Machine, published by Penguin. He is also the author of the iconoclastic and brilliant The Shock of the Old: Technology and Global History Since 1900.
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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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Contemporary Authors

Author: Donna Olendorf

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810319714

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors®.
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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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