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The Resource The lost pilots : the spectacular rise and scandalous fall of aviation's golden couple, Corey Mead

The lost pilots : the spectacular rise and scandalous fall of aviation's golden couple, Corey Mead

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The lost pilots : the spectacular rise and scandalous fall of aviation's golden couple
Title
The lost pilots
Title remainder
the spectacular rise and scandalous fall of aviation's golden couple
Statement of responsibility
Corey Mead
Title variation
lost pilots
Title variation remainder
the spectacular rise and scandalous fall of aviations golden couple
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Sahara Desert, February 1962: the wreckage of a plane emerges from the sands revealing, too, the body of the plane's long-dead pilot. But who was he? And what had happened to him? Baker Street, London, June 1927: twenty-five-year-old Jessie Miller had fled a loveless marriage in Australia, longing for adventure in the London of the Bright Young Things. At a gin-soaked party, she met Bill Lancaster, fresh from the Royal Air force, his head full of a scheme that would make him as famous as Charles Lindbergh, who has just crossed the Atlantic. Lancaster wanted to fly three times as far - from London to Melbourne - and in Jessie Miller he knew he had found the perfect co-pilot. By the time they landed in Melbourne, the daring aviators were a global sensation - and, despite still being married to other people, deeply in love. Keeping their affair a secret, they toured the world until the Wall Street Crash changed everything; Bill and Jessie - like so many others - were broke. And it was then, holed up in a run-down mansion on the outskirts of Miami and desperate for cash, that Jessie agreed to write a memoir. When a dashing ghostwriter Haden Clark was despatched from New York, the toxic combination of the handsome interloper, bootleg booze and jealousy led to a shocking crime. The trial that followed put Jessie and Bill back on the front pages and drove him to a reckless act of abandon to win it all back
Summary
Describes the affair between pilots Jessie Miller and William Lancaster, who few from London to Melbourne in 1927 setting the long distance flying record and falling in love despite both being married to other people
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Tone
Biography type
collective biography
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10658033
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Mead, Corey
Dewey number
629.130922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Lancaster, Bill
  • Miller, Jessie Keith
  • Scandals
  • Air pilots
  • Women air pilots
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Scandals
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the spectacular rise and scandalous fall of aviation's golden couple
Label
The lost pilots : the spectacular rise and scandalous fall of aviation's golden couple, Corey Mead
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published 2018 by Flatiron Books, New York
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-264) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Red rose -- Bright young things ; A nimble liftoff -- Single-mined abandon -- Arrival -- Part II. A new world -- Grand welcomes -- Flying solo -- A change in fortune -- To Miami -- Future unknown -- Mental agony -- Eager, drunken love -- The tortures of the damned -- A man of many secrets -- A terrible thing -- Forgeries -- The scarlet woman -- Part III. Flight to nowhere -- Those dim days of the past that are dead -- A tissue of lies -- American justice is all wet -- The man from Auburn -- The verdict -- A tragic figure -- This period of agony -- Epilogue: The past reaches out
Control code
000062932685
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 273 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781509828500
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1013179565
Label
The lost pilots : the spectacular rise and scandalous fall of aviation's golden couple, Corey Mead
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published 2018 by Flatiron Books, New York
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Red rose -- Bright young things ; A nimble liftoff -- Single-mined abandon -- Arrival -- Part II. A new world -- Grand welcomes -- Flying solo -- A change in fortune -- To Miami -- Future unknown -- Mental agony -- Eager, drunken love -- The tortures of the damned -- A man of many secrets -- A terrible thing -- Forgeries -- The scarlet woman -- Part III. Flight to nowhere -- Those dim days of the past that are dead -- A tissue of lies -- American justice is all wet -- The man from Auburn -- The verdict -- A tragic figure -- This period of agony -- Epilogue: The past reaches out
Control code
000062932685
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 273 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781509828500
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1013179565

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