Zeppelin! Germany and the Airship, 1900-1939

By: de Syon, Guillaume

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Baltimore, Md: John Hopkins University Press, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. Fine/fine. 293 pages, indexed, b&w illustrations. de Syon offers a captivating history of this technological wonder, from development and production to its impact on German culture and society.


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In the early 20th century, the Zeppelin airship inspired a unique sense of awe. These phenomenal rigid, lighter-than-air craft - the invention of Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin (1838-1917) - approached the size of a small village. Although they moved slowly, there was no mistaking their exciting - or ominous - potential. Friends of the machine believed that it would revolutionize commerce, carry scientists to otherwise inaccessible places, and deliver bombs with great accuracy. Before the aeroplane proved its reliability and superior practicality - and before the fiery crash of the Hindenburg in 1937 - Zeppelins made a deep impression on the minds of Europeans, especially in Germany.

Title: Zeppelin! Germany and the Airship, 1900-1939

Author Name: de Syon, Guillaume

Categories: History, Transportation: Boats, Cars, Planes, Trains, Book,

Edition: First

Publisher: Baltimore, Md, John Hopkins University Press: 2002

ISBN Number: 0801867347

ISBN Number 13: 9780801867347

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Seller ID: 13062