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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

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
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
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blainey, Ann
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
Target audience
adult
Label
King of the air : the turbulent life of Charles Kingsford Smith, Ann Blainey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in standard format by: Carlton, Victoria: Black Inc., 2017
  • 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
p2251406362
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition
Extent
vi, 694 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780369307057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Physical substance
large print (16 point)
Specific material designation
large print
Label
King of the air : the turbulent life of Charles Kingsford Smith, Ann Blainey
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in standard format by: Carlton, Victoria: Black Inc., 2017
  • 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
p2251406362
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition
Extent
vi, 694 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780369307057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Physical substance
large print (16 point)
Specific material designation
large print

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