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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Hubert Who? : War Hero, Polar Explorer, Spy : The Incredible Life of Unsung Adventurer Hubert Wilkins
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'Explorer, pioneer aviator, war photographer, naturalist, meteorologist, author, student of the paranormal, and secret agent; loyal lieutenant to Shackleton, Bean and Hearst; the last man from the West to meet with Lenin ... Sir Hubert Wilkins lived many lives - all of them exciting and fantastic.

He shot the world′s first movie footage from an aircraft (while strapped to its fuselage); and was the first to fly over both polar ice caps. He was the only member of the media ever to win medals for gallantry (during World War I); the first man to attempt to take a submarine under the North Pole; a spy for the British in Soviet Russia and the Americans in the Far East; and an enlightened friend to Aboriginal people in outback Australia. Yet this South Australian farmboy is barely acknowledged here in his homeland.

Author Malcolm Andrews has breathed life into the exploits of this remarkable yet humble adventurer, creating a gripping tale that resoundingly answers the question: ′Hubert who?′ So set your compass north and it′s chocks away - for the amazing true story of one of history′s greatest unsung heroes...' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    To my dad and my hero Ken Andrews (1911-1998)...

    A pioneer in aircraft design, your great regret was that you were
    too old to have had the chance to travel to the moon.

    I know, if you had met him, you would have enjoyed the
    company of Hubert Wilkins.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: ABC Books , 2011 .
      Extent: xi, 289p.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p.287-289)
        Preface: Malcolm Andrews, Port Macquarie, July 2011
      ISBN: 0733323006 (pbk.), 9780733323003 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Biography Ross Southernwood , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 6 November 2011; (p. 15)

— Review of Hubert Who? : War Hero, Polar Explorer, Spy : The Incredible Life of Unsung Adventurer Hubert Wilkins Malcolm Andrews , 2011 single work biography
Non-Fiction Fiona Capp , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 8 October 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of Men Are Stupid, Women Are Crazy Peter Ruehl , 2011 selected work prose ; Hubert Who? : War Hero, Polar Explorer, Spy : The Incredible Life of Unsung Adventurer Hubert Wilkins Malcolm Andrews , 2011 single work biography ; Riding the Trains in Japan : Travels in the Sacred and Supermodern East Patrick Holland , 2011 single work prose
A Great Australian Adventurer Robert Willson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 October 2011; (p. 29)

— Review of Hubert Who? : War Hero, Polar Explorer, Spy : The Incredible Life of Unsung Adventurer Hubert Wilkins Malcolm Andrews , 2011 single work biography
A Great Australian Adventurer Robert Willson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 October 2011; (p. 29)

— Review of Hubert Who? : War Hero, Polar Explorer, Spy : The Incredible Life of Unsung Adventurer Hubert Wilkins Malcolm Andrews , 2011 single work biography
Non-Fiction Fiona Capp , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 8 October 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of Men Are Stupid, Women Are Crazy Peter Ruehl , 2011 selected work prose ; Hubert Who? : War Hero, Polar Explorer, Spy : The Incredible Life of Unsung Adventurer Hubert Wilkins Malcolm Andrews , 2011 single work biography ; Riding the Trains in Japan : Travels in the Sacred and Supermodern East Patrick Holland , 2011 single work prose
Biography Ross Southernwood , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 6 November 2011; (p. 15)

— Review of Hubert Who? : War Hero, Polar Explorer, Spy : The Incredible Life of Unsung Adventurer Hubert Wilkins Malcolm Andrews , 2011 single work biography
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