Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'Grantlee Kieza tells the thrilling story of Bert′s life and with it the bigger story of how the world was changed forever by men like Hinkler. Fast paced and revealing, this is an overdue, full blooded biography about one of Australia′s most astonishing sons. He′s all but been lost from history but once upon a time, Bert Hinkler, a small, unprepossessing man from Bundaberg was feted as one of the most daring aviators in the world. Mussolini′s favourite pilot, Hinkler was an adventurer who along with early pioneers flew single handed across countries, continents and oceans - often with nothing more than a lunchbox and the page of an atlas to guide him. Whether as an aerial showman or as a World War I fighter pilot, Hinkler′s exploits thrilled the world, drawing massive crowds, and in his time he enjoyed the fame and adulation of his peers like Charles Kingsford Smith and Amelia Earhart. But behind the headlines was a more private - and more complex man, who juggled two relationships with two different women on two continents.' Source: http://www.harpercollins.com.au/ (Sighted: 07/08/2012).

Notes

  • Dedication: For Gloria Kieza, who has always put the other person first. With love and gratitude ...

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: ABC Books , 2012 .
      Extent: 473 p., [8] p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references.
      ISBN: 9780733329203 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Following His Footsteps Grantlee Kieza , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 - 5 August 2012; (p. 21)
Following His Footsteps Grantlee Kieza , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 - 5 August 2012; (p. 21)
Last amended 14 Sep 2012 10:12:00
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