SMITHY: The Life of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

By: Mackersey, Ian

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xv, + 416pp. Illustrated (Trans-Pacific Flight route map) endpapers, plus an unpaginated, b/white halftone plate photographic section, and intext line-drawn maps. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain red boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with two creased, closed tears on head of rear panel. This illuminating and authoritative biography tells the story of one of the world's great pioneering aviators, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, born Brisbane, Australia in 1897. In primitive aircraft, with basic navigation aids, he crossed the Pacific in both directions, traversed the Tasman Sea, and completed a west-bound crossing of the Atlantic. His exploits came to a sudden end when, in November 1935, his aircraft 'Lady Southern Cross' disappeared off the coast of Burma . . . He was just thirty-eight years old . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface. Author's Note. 29 chapters. Epilogue. Principal Flights. Maps. Acks. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Book weight approx. 745g.

Title: SMITHY: The Life of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

Author Name: Mackersey, Ian

Categories: Australian Biography, Aviation, Biography & Autobiography,

Edition: 2nd Impression

Publisher: London, Little, Brown & Company: 1998

ISBN Number: 0316643084

ISBN Number 13: 9780316643085

Binding: Hardcover and Dustjacket

Book Condition: Very Good +

Jacket Condition: Good

Size: 8vo - (approx. 24cm x 16cm)

Seller ID: 013847

Keywords: Biography, Australia, Aviators, Pioneering Aviation, Smith, Sir Charles Kingsford (1897-1935), Mackersey, Ian