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Smithy ❰Read❯ ➮ Smithy Author Ian Mackersey – Thomashillier.co.uk During his brief 38 years of life Sir Charles Kingsford Smith was one of the most celebrated public idols in history becoming for a few years in the early 30's a legend across the world for his brilli During his brief years of life Sir Charles Kingsford Smith was one of the most celebrated public idols in history becoming for a few years in the early 's 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 he broke many solo flying records and this brought him a status greater than any modern astronaut—a crowd of 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 in an attempt to fly from England to Australia This biography explores his life and flying career.

  • Paperback
  • 480 pages
  • Smithy
  • Ian Mackersey
  • English
  • 16 July 2016
  • 9780751526561

2 thoughts on “Smithy

  1. Peter Langston Peter Langston says:

    By far the best of the biographies on Smithy I have read although I find it hard to believe that his various ailments and behaviour don’t fit comfortably under the diagnosis of bipolar disorder A wild and extravagant character

  2. Ang Ang says:

    An incredible amount of research in this well written account

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