Bluebird Years,The

  • Stock No
  • 54257
  • EAN/ISBN
  • 9781850587668
  • 1 Author
  • Arthur Knowles
  • 2 Publisher
  • Sigma
  • 3 Format
  • PB

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Fully revised edition of the best-selling classic book that documented Donald Campbell's attempts to raise the world water-speed record in his 'Bluebird' jet-propelled boat to 300mph - Written by the man who was with Campbell throughout all the preparations and the final attempt that ended in tragedy - Of great interest to all those that remember when Britain broke record after record - and when we once held the air, land and water speed records simultaneously - A book that recalls the triumphs of British engineering in the face of technological barriers - and not a computer in sight! - A remarkable story of the courage and heroism of one man that united the nation - Dramatic photographs, including rare ones never seen in any previous book, have been digitally enhanced for superb reproduction: close-ups of 'Bluebird' and shots of record attempts at full speed - Includes a foreword by Leo Villa,

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