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The Resource Charles Kingsford-Smith : and those magnificent men, Peter FitzSimons ; read by Richard Aspel, (sound recording)

Charles Kingsford-Smith : and those magnificent men, Peter FitzSimons ; read by Richard Aspel, (sound recording)

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Charles Kingsford-Smith : and those magnificent men
Title
Charles Kingsford-Smith
Title remainder
and those magnificent men
Statement of responsibility
Peter FitzSimons ; read by Richard Aspel
Title variation
Charles Kingsford Smith and those magnificent men
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Language
eng
Summary
Known to millions of Australians simply as 'Smithy', Sir Charles Kingsford Smith was one of Australia's true twentieth-century legends. In an era in which aviators were superstars, Smithy was among the greatest and, throughout his amazing career, his fame in Australia was matched only by that of Don Bradman. Among other achievements, Kingsford Smith was the first person to fly across the Pacific, he broke the record for the fastest flight from England to Australia, and at one point he held more long-distance flying records than anyone else on the planet. If that wasn't enough, Smithy was also a war hero, receiving the Military Cross for gallantry in action after being shot and losing three toes during one of many flying missions during World War I. Smithy was not the lone adventurer of the skies. Early aviation drew to it a company of daredevils who all challenged gravity and fear.This comprehensive biography, written with typical flair by bestselling author Peter FitzSimons, covers the triumphs and tragedies of not only Kingsford Smith's daring and controversial life but also those of his companion aviators
Summary
A comprehensive biography of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, one of Australia's true twentieth-century legends. He was the first person to fly across the Pacific, he broke the record for the fastest flight from England to Australia, and at one point he held more long-distance flying records than anyone else on the planet. 'Smithy' was also a war hero
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10113005
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VALP
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FitzSimons, Peter
Dewey number
B
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history
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Read by Richard Aspel
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Aspel, Richard
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  • Kingsford-Smith, Charles
  • Air pilots
  • Aeronautics
  • Air travel
  • Talking books
Target audience
adult
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and those magnificent men
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Label
Charles Kingsford-Smith : and those magnificent men, Peter FitzSimons ; read by Richard Aspel, (sound recording)
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Publication
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  • Complete & unabridged
  • MP3 CD
  • Bolinda Audio: BAB 091122
  • Final CD contains an interview with the author Peter FitzSimons
Control code
000044752945
Dimensions
12 cm. ; in container.
Edition
MP3 ed.
Extent
2 sound discs (MP3 CD) (26 hr., 45 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781742145075
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
BAB 091122
System details
MP 3 cds can only be played on MP3 compatible sound systems
Label
Charles Kingsford-Smith : and those magnificent men, Peter FitzSimons ; read by Richard Aspel, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete & unabridged
  • MP3 CD
  • Bolinda Audio: BAB 091122
  • Final CD contains an interview with the author Peter FitzSimons
Control code
000044752945
Dimensions
12 cm. ; in container.
Edition
MP3 ed.
Extent
2 sound discs (MP3 CD) (26 hr., 45 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781742145075
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
BAB 091122
System details
MP 3 cds can only be played on MP3 compatible sound systems

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