Beryl Markham (1902-1986)

Against Prevailing Winds - The Remarkable Life of Beryl Markham
by Jackie Kruper

West with the Night, the autobiography that introduced me to the extraordinary woman, Beryl Markham, chronicles her Kenyan childhood and her historic, solo flight across the Atlantic from east to west. Her captivating memoir details exciting adventures and aviation exploits; it provides insights into her philosophies and general outlook on life.

Beryl's precise observational skills are concisely translated into ornate prose; yet there are no revelations of the "private" self. Was this intentional? Through additional reading and a journey to Kenya, I began my search to learn more about this enigmatic, complex, multi-faceted woman. ...more



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Further Reading : Online

Beryl Markham (1902-1986)

Beryl Markham, 1902 - 1986

Triumphant Aviator : Fearless Adventurer

Against Prevailing Winds : The Remarkable Life of Beryl Markham

Woman Pilot magazine : Aviation around the world

Women's History Month

Beryl Markham 1902-1986 English aviator

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