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The Hindenburg Disaster

Overview

How many people lost their lives as a result of the Hindenburg tragedy?

Thirty-six people died in the disaster.

Inside, You'll Find:

How the Hindenburg and other airships took to the skies;

Maps, a timeline, photos-and possible causes of the disaster;

Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

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Overview

How many people lost their lives as a result of the Hindenburg tragedy?

Thirty-six people died in the disaster.

Inside, You'll Find:

How the Hindenburg and other airships took to the skies;

Maps, a timeline, photos-and possible causes of the disaster;

Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
Most youngsters have probably never heard of the famous Hindenburg blimp that crashed and burned in New Jersey on May 6, 1937. However, they are sure find the cover attractive enough to want to read what is inside. This title, part of "The True Book Series," begins with two true-or-false statements that will be answered somewhere in the text. The first chapter relates what occurred on that day and includes a broadcast made by radio announcer, Herb Morrison, who was at the landing site. Chapter two contains a history of airships that were also called zeppelins after the man who invented them, Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. In the next chapter readers learn about the history of the Hindenburg, which at the time was considered a very luxurious way to travel. In 1936, it made ten round trips from Germany to New Jersey and seven to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Chapter four recounts the crash, how sixty-two people managed to survive and that it is still not known why the crash took place. There is also page that provides facts about the blimps of today. Adding interest are many black and white photos, a page of statistics, a timeline and a double page map of the flights of 1936. Other highlighted unusual facts are scattered throughout the book. Additional aids include an index, glossary, bibliography, web sites and places to visit. Students and teachers should find this book to be useful for assignments and discussion of a major event in history. Purchase is recommended. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531289952
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: Scholastic True Book Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 525,903
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1 A Ball of Flame

What happened on May 6, 1937? 7

2 Airships

What kind of aircraft was the Hindenburg? 13

3 The Hindenburg's History

What was it like to fly on the Hindenburg? 21

Hindenburg's 1936 Transatlantic Flights

How many times did the Hindenburg cross the Atlantic Ocean? 32

4 The Final Flight

Do we know what caused the Hindenburg disaster? 35

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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