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The Resource King of the air : the turbulent life of Charles Kingsford Smith, Ann Blainey

King of the air : the turbulent life of Charles Kingsford Smith, Ann Blainey

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King of the air : the turbulent life of Charles Kingsford Smith
Title
King of the air
Title remainder
the turbulent life of Charles Kingsford Smith
Statement of responsibility
Ann Blainey
Title variation
Turbulent life of Charles Kingsford Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charles Kingsford Smith was the most commanding flyer of the golden age of aviation. In three short years, he broke records with his astounding and daring voyages- the first trans-Pacific flight from America to Australia, the first circumnavigation around the equator, the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland. He did it all with such courage, modesty and charm that Australia and the world fell in love with him. A tickertape parade was held in his honour on New York's Fifth Avenue. At home, he became a national hero, 'Our Smithy?. Yet his achievements belied a traumatic past. He had witnessed the horror of World War I - first as a soldier at Gallipoli, later as a combat pilot with the Royal Flying Corps - and, like so many of his generation, he bore physical and emotional scars. The public saw the derring-do; only those close to him knew the anxious man who pushed himself to the edge of health and sanity. In November 1935, Kingsford Smith's plane crashed and he was lost at sea near Burma, his body never to be recovered. This brilliant work from one of Australia's foremost biographers reveals the complicated, tumultuous life of a fascinating figure, who pursued his obsession to the greatest heights of fame and catastrophe
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Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blainey, Ann
Dewey number
629.13
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kingsford-Smith, Charles
  • Air pilots
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeroplanes
  • Air pilots
Target audience
adult
Label
King of the air : the turbulent life of Charles Kingsford Smith, Ann Blainey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Optimized reading formats
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066183725
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
vi, 694 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780369307057
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
King of the air : the turbulent life of Charles Kingsford Smith, Ann Blainey
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Optimized reading formats
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066183725
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
vi, 694 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780369307057
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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