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Smithy: The Life of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

By: Ian Mackersey

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Great Britain, Warner Books: 1998

Seller ID: 239957

ISBN: 0751526568

Condition: Very Good Condition

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 ... View more info