The Bluebird And The Dead Lake

Author: John Pearson
Editor: Aurum
ISBN: 184513852X
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In 1964, in Australia's remote outback, on the dazzling saltpan of Lake Eyre, Donald Campbell set out to drive his Bluebird car at over 400 miles an hour - faster than any man in history. Things went wrong from the start: unseasonal rains, a sodden lake bed in which every high-speed run slewed dangerously, money running short...even an Aboriginal curse. WIth death shimmering on the horizon before him, the lonely Campbell tried to hold his nerve until he broke the record. Campbell would lose his life eventually on Coniston Water, with over thirty years passing before his body was recovered in 2001, but this strangest - and greatest - of all his world record attempts was witnessed by a young reporter. John Pearson's classic book about Donald Campbell is an extraordinarily compelling and moving portrait of a modern tragic hero, fighting a battle with inhospitable elements and the outer limits of technology - and, above all, with himself.

Bluebird And The Dead Lake

Author: John Pearson
Editor: Aurum PressLtd
ISBN: 9781854108364
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In 1964 in Australia's remote outback, on the dazzling saltpan of Lake Eyre, Donald Campbell set out to drive his Bluebird car at over 400 miles an hour—faster than any man in history. Things went wrong from the start: unseasonable rains, a sodden lake bed in which every high-speed run slewed dangerously, money running short—even an Aboriginal curse. With death shimmering on the horizon, the lonely Campbell tried to hold his nerve until he broke the record. Campbell would eventually lose his life racing his Bluebird boat on Coniston Water in England, with more than 30 years passing before his body was recovered in 2001, but this strangest—and greatest—of all his world-record attempts was witnessed by a young reporter. John Pearson's book about Donald Campbell is an extraordinarily compelling portrait of a modern tragic hero, fighting a battle with the inhospitable elements and the outer limits of technology—and, above all, with himself.

Bluebird And The Dead Lake

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Bluebird And The Dead Lake

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An account (published before death) of the late Donald Campbell's attempts at breaking the water speed records.

Pacific Islands Monthly

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Donald Campbell

Author: Tonia Bern-Campbell
Editor: Sutton Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780750945332
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The love affair between British speed king Donald Campbell and vivacious singer Tonia Bern was one of the great romances of the twentieth century. But passion turned to tragedy with the dramatic death of Campbell on Lake Coniston in 1967, as he attempted to break the world water speed record in his famous jet boat, Bluebird. In this intimate portrait of her love affair and marriage to Campbell, Tonia tells the inside story of her heady life with Britain's national land and water speed hero.

National Union Catalog

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Index To Australian Book Reviews

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Catalogue Of Books Arranged By Subjects

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Painfully Rich

Author: John Pearson
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The Bookseller

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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.

The British Library General Catalogue Of Printed Books To 1975

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Pinpointer

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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.