The Hindenburg - a ship of dreams [NOOK Book]

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75 years ago, the explosion at Lakehurst marked a dramatic end to the Golden Days of Lighter-than-Air. The crash of LZ-129 “Hindenburg” was the first disaster to be documented in pictures (one photographer even had Kodak color slide film, which had been developed one year prior), filmed by several national camera teams and recorded on records with the famous words of reporter Herb Morrison.
For it’s short existence, the LZ-129 “Hindenburg” was the largest, most luxurious flying...
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Overview

75 years ago, the explosion at Lakehurst marked a dramatic end to the Golden Days of Lighter-than-Air. The crash of LZ-129 “Hindenburg” was the first disaster to be documented in pictures (one photographer even had Kodak color slide film, which had been developed one year prior), filmed by several national camera teams and recorded on records with the famous words of reporter Herb Morrison.
For it’s short existence, the LZ-129 “Hindenburg” was the largest, most luxurious flying object, that mankind ever built. The cheer size, of an airship that was three football fields long and over 16 stories tall, dwarfs our imagination of anything we have ever seen fly. Even the new Airbus A-380 or the advertising blimps of today, such as the Zeppelin NT, the largest airship operating today can not compare. The 25 such airships would fit inside the “Hindenburg”. The passengers were offered a spacious social rooms, a music room with piano, a writing room, sleeping quarters with running hot and cold running water, a shower, a bar in which one could even smoke (despite the flammable hydrogen gas), and even real china and silverware, with fresh cooked meals provided three times a day. No aircraft today, can offer compare.
This book covers in detail, the construction, early test flights and later regular passenger flights up until that fateful day. The appendix includes not only a short list of all these flights, but also includes the most complete passenger list ever compiled.
Yet, faith in superior technology was short lived. Just like the passenger ship, “Titantic”, a quarter century prior; the “Hindenburg” marked yet another disaster that would shake that faith and remain embedded in our memories.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013702042
  • Publisher: lzc
  • Publication date: 1/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 512,168
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

John Provan III was born in 1956, in Steubenville, Ohio. His father, an Air Force Chief Master-Sergeant John Provan Jr., who was assigned to Germany for almost 20 years, where he grew up in the Kaiserslautern, Sembach and Rhein-Main areas. John has collected for more than 35 years and has amassed the largest private library on LTA, with over 1,200 books and 20,000 photos. His primary interest has evolved though, in now preserving the history of American Forces in Germany. Here alone, he has obtained some 250,000 images, films and sound recordings from 1945, to present
Provan obtained his B.A. from the University of Maryland in 1979. He wrote his M.A. thesis on the “German Airship during World War One” and PhD thesis on the “German Airship sheds”, both degrees from the University of Darmstadt. Dr. Provan has organized numerous exhibits and/or written books on various topics, to include: Thomas Edison, 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers, the Dornier Do-X, AFN-the American Forces Network, the Kinderlifts and the Berlin Airlift. He has also appeared on several TV documentaries; for the History Channel, HR, ZDF, A&E and AFN.
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