Before commercial airplanes became a common form of travel, giant airships were a popular mode of long distance transportation for those who could afford it. But airships could be quite dangerous. In an instant, they could explode or catch fire. Explore what happened when the Hindenburg ignited and became a flaming fireball in the sky. Could anyone survive such a horrific disaster?
About the Author
Steven Otfinoski has written more than 150 books for young readers. Three of his nonfiction books have been chosen Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library. Steve is also a playwright and has his own theater company that brings one-person plays about American history to schools. Steve lives in Connecticut with his wife, who is a teacher. They have two children, two dogs, and a cat.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Thirty-four Seconds of Terror 4
Chapter 2 Deadly Hydrogen 14
Chapter 3 Tragedies in the Sky 20
Chapter 4 The End of an Era 26
Internet Sites 30
Critical Thinking Using the Common Core 31
Read More 31