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Top 40 Book Club : December 2009
CHARLES KINGSFORD SMITH AND THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN PETER FITZSIMONS Sir Charles Kingsford Smith is known to Australians and the rest of the world simply as 'Smithy' -- a true legend of aviation and adventure. His many awards and accolades include the Military Cross for gallantry in action, breaking the record for the fastest flight from England to Australia and being the first person to fly across the Pacific. Journalist and author Peter FitzSimons has written an intriguing and comprehensive biography of not only Sir Charles Kingsford Smith but also some lesser known aviators of this period. 'Smithy -- a true legend of aviation and adventure'