Smithy: The Life of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

By: Ian Mackersey

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During his brief 38 years of life, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith (1897-1935) was one of the most celebrated public idols in history, becoming for a few years in the late 20s and early 30s a legend across the world for his brilliance as a pilot and his charismatic style among the pioneers of long-distance flying. The first person to fly an aircraft across the Pacific from America to Australia (in 1928) he broke many solo flying records, and this brought him a status greater than any modern astronaut - a crowd of 300,000 greeted him in Sydney. But the price of his heroism was high and the demands for celebrity and a messy private life ended in tragedy off the coast of Burma in 1935 in an attempt to fly from England to Australia. This biography explores his life and flying career. 454 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Aviation. ISBN: 0751526568. ISBN/EAN: 9780751526561. Inventory No: 239957. Paperback

Title: Smithy: The Life of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

Author Name: Ian Mackersey

Categories: Aviation, Biography,

Publisher: Great Britain, Warner Books: 1998

ISBN Number: 0751526568

ISBN Number 13: 9780751526561

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good Condition

Seller ID: 239957

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