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King of the Air

King of the Air: The Turbulent Life of Charles Kingsford Smith

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Ann Blainey

Ann Blainey is the author of the acclaimed I Am Melba, which won the 2009 National Biography Award and was the most popular book in the 2009 State Library of Victoria Summer Reads program. Her other books include biographies of Leigh Hunt …

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Praise for King of the Air

‘Brilliant … Blainey’s fascinating book focuses on the inner as well as the outer man. While Smithy’s career highlights may be well known, his ambiguous relationship with fame, his drinking, and his doubts and fears were not. In this beautifully written, scrupulously researched and meticulously indexed work, Blainey has filled this gap.’ —Ross Fitzgerald, The Age

 

‘Crisply written … Even people not particularly interested in the feats of aviators will find this book an engrossing read.’ —Jim Davidson, The Sydney Morning Herald

 

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