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    Bluebird and the Dead lake
    Bluebird and the Dead lake
    The Classic Account of how Donald Campbell broke the World Land Speed Record
    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.
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    US$ 43.99







    Book Author
    John Pearson and Richard Williams
    Genre History , Transportation
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781459677777
    Publisher
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    02-Apr-2014

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