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Donald Campbell

The Man Behind The Mask

By David Tremayne

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Format: Paperback, 528 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 03 January 2005
Generations are familiar with the haunting black and white television footage of Donald Campbell somersaulting to his death in his famous Bluebird boat on Coniston Water in January, 1967. It has become an iconic image of the decade. His towering achievements, and the drama of his passing, are thus part of the national psyche. ut what of the man himself? he son of the legendary Sir Malcolm Campbell who was famous for being the ultimate record-breaker of the inter-war years - he broke the land speed record nine times and the water speed record four times with his Bluebird cars and boats - Donald Campbell was born to speed. He was outgoing and flamboyant, yet carefully orchestrated the image he presented to the world. Some saw him as a playboy adventurer; others, such as the radio producer on the twenty-first anniversary of his death, as a reckless daredevil with a death wish. He was known to take solace in extra-marital dalliances, and was obsessed with spiritualism. And in his final years, battered by a 360-mph accident while attempting the land record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, and his prolonged and anti-climactic subsequent effort on the treacherous Lake Eyre in Au

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The remarkable life story of the Boys' Own speed king

About the Author

DAVID TREMAYNE is a freelance motor sport writer who covers the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Recognized as a leading expert in the history of land and water speed record-breaking, his own adventures in speed include racing hydroplanes and driving a rocket dragster from zero to 247 mph in 1.8 seconds.


"'Well-researched, well-balanced, yet highly compelling...beautifully moving and full of suspense'" * DAILY EXPRESS * "'The first biography to be written with the co-operation of Campbell's family'" * OBSERVER * "'Goes a long way to answering the questions many of those familiar with Campbell's exploits never contemplated...Wonderfully vivid'" * THE TIMES *

EAN: 9780553815115
ISBN: 0553815113
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random Hou
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.7 x 3.3 centimetres (0.36 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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