Bluebird and the final record attempt
There have been many accounts about Donald Campbell and his doomed water speed record attempt, but few delve so deep into this epic story and get under the skin of the man and his ambition to emulate his great father Malcolm. This final record attempt came when the great British speed record tradition was under attack from those American upstarts and their jet-powered challengers. Many people saw the record attempt at Coniston, and they contribute greatly here to the picture of a man pushing the boundaries of speed and bravery for Queen and country.
Above all, Campbell’s legacy still promotes Britain at the forefront of speed records for the next generation of thrill-seekers. Highly recommended for those interested in this great man and his spirit of adventure.
History Press, ISBN978 0 7542 5973 8, £30