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    DescriptionKnown to millions of Australians simply as 'Smithy', Sir Charles Kingsford Smith was one of Australia's true 20th century legends. In an era in which aviators were superstars, Smithy was among the greatest and, throughout his amazing career, his fame in Australia was matched only by that of Don Bradman. Among other achievements, Smithy was the first person to fly across the Pacific, he broke the record for the fastest flight from England to Australia, and at one point he held more long-distance flying records than anyone else on the planet. If that wasn't enough, Smithy was also a war hero, receiving the Military Cross for gallantry in action after being shot - and losing three toes - during one of many flying missions during World War I. Smithy was not the lone adventurer of the skies. Early aviation drew to it a company of daredevils who all challenged gravity and fear. This comprehensive biography, written with typical flair by bestselling author Peter FitzSimons, covers the triumphs and tragedies of not only Kingsford Smith's daring and controversial life but also those of his companion aviators.


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    Title
    Charles Kingsford Smith and Those Magnificent Men
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Fitzsimons
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781743137345
    ISBN 10: 1743137346
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    B&T General Subject: 170
    BIC subject category V2: HBJM
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    LC classification: G
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1M
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000, HIS004000
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Bolinda Publishing
    Imprint name
    Bolinda Publishing
    Publication date
    31 December 2012