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The Bluebird and the Dead Lake: The Classic Account of how Donald Campbell broke the World Land Speed Record (Sports Classics) Paperback – 1 Aug 2013

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  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd; PB Reissue edition (1 Aug. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781311722
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781311721
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.6 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 308,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'An honest and revealing account of a poignant drama.'

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About the Author

JOHN PEARSON is a renowned author and journalist who books include The Profession of Violence, his famous biography of the Kray twins which won the Edgar Allan Poe Special Award, The Life of Ian Fleming, The Life of James Bond, The Sitwells and Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty and The Cult of Violence.
RICHARD WILLIAMS is the chief sports writer of the Guardian. His books include The Death of Ayton Senna, Racers, Long Distance Call: Writings on Music, and Enzo Ferrari: A Life

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