The Bluelird Years. Donald Campbell and The Pursuit of Speed. Arthur Knowles with Graham Beech
The Bluebird Years. Donald Campbell and The Pursuit of Speed. Arthur Knowles with Graham Beech
This best-selling classic book documents 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, this book will be of great interest to all those that remember when Britain broke record after record. A remarkable story of the courage and heroism of one man that united the nation illustrated.
The book is illustrated with dramatic photographs, including rare ones never seen in any previous book, and they have been digitally enhanced for superb reproduction: close-ups of “Bluebird” and shots of record attempts at full speed. It also includes a foreword by Leo Villa, Bluebird’s chief engineer, plus considerable new material to paint the true story of Donald Campbell by those who knew him – including a unique feature on his daughter, Gina Campbell, and her own record successes in power boats.
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