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The Resource The hero maker : a biography of Paul Brickhill, Stephen Dando-Collins

The hero maker : a biography of Paul Brickhill, Stephen Dando-Collins

Label
The hero maker : a biography of Paul Brickhill
Title
The hero maker
Title remainder
a biography of Paul Brickhill
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Dando-Collins
Title variation
Hero maker
Title variation remainder
a biography of Paul Brickhill : the Australian behind the legendary stories The Dam Busters, The Great Escape and Reach for the Sky
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It was 1956 and the writer from Sydney's lower North Shore had every reason to feel blessed. Former journalist Paul Brickhill was the highest-earning author in the UK and two of his bestselling books - The Dam Busters and Reach for the Sky - had recently been made into blockbuster films. Another of his books - inspired by his experiences as a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft 3 in Germany during the Second World War - was attracting Hollywood interest. That book was The Great Escape. Yet, life for the enigmatic Brickhill was never simple. He was beset with mental-health issues and his marriage to model Margot Slater was tempestuous. He struggled with alcohol and writer's block too, as his success - and all accompanied it - threatened to overwhelm him. In the Hero Maker, award-winning author and biographer Stephen Dando-Collins exposes the contradictions of one of Australia's most successful, but troubled, writers. Brickhill's extraordinary story - from the youth with a debilitating stutter, to Sydney Sun journalist, to Spitfire pilot and POW, to feted author - explodes vividly to life on the centenary of his birth
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dando-Collins, Stephen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brickhill, Paul
  • Brickhill, Paul
  • Prisoners or war
  • Authors, Australian
  • Prisoners of war
  • Fighter pilots
  • Authors
  • Soldiers
Label
The hero maker : a biography of Paul Brickhill, Stephen Dando-Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The Australian behind the legendary stories The Dam Busters, The Great Escape and Reach For The Sky" -- Front cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 392-396) 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
000058481576
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 402 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780857988126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, black and white portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)951535423
Label
The hero maker : a biography of Paul Brickhill, Stephen Dando-Collins
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The Australian behind the legendary stories The Dam Busters, The Great Escape and Reach For The Sky" -- Front cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 392-396) 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
000058481576
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 402 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780857988126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, black and white portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)951535423

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