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

Label
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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Publisher
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 flight across the Tasman, 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 ticker-tape 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. Erratic, a compulsive philanderer, and almost always broke, he began to embark on increasingly wild and dangerous stunts. The public saw the derring-do; only those close to him knew the anxious, troubled individual who pushed himself to the edge of 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 tumultuous life of a fascinating, enigmatic figure, who pursued his obsession to the greatest heights of fame and catastrophe
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blainey, Ann
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
PerformerNote
Narrated by John Sharpe
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sharpe, John
  • Queensland Narrating Service
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kingsford Smith, Charles
  • Air pilots
Target audience
adult
Label
King of the air : the turbulent life of Charles Kingsford Smith, Ann Blainey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Queensland Narrating Service: 4034MP3
  • Print edition published: 2018
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251376224
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
4034MP3
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Requires the use of an MP3 enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
King of the air : the turbulent life of Charles Kingsford Smith, Ann Blainey
Publication
Note
  • Queensland Narrating Service: 4034MP3
  • Print edition published: 2018
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251376224
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
4034MP3
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Requires the use of an MP3 enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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