Stock Image

Airship Design Development & Disaster

Swinfield, John

7 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1844861384 / ISBN 13: 9781844861385
Published by Conway Publishing
New Condition: New Hardcover
From Kennys Bookstore (Olney, MD, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since 09 October 2009

Quantity Available: 3

Buy New
Price: 25.47 Convert Currency
Shipping: 0 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

About this Item

2013. Hardcover. 'Airship' charts the history of lighter-than-air craft from the continental pioneers of the late 19th century through to European airship stations in the Great War, Germany's pre-eminent commercial and military zeppelins, the construction of British behemoth R100 and the calamitous losses of USS Akron in 1933 and LZ129 Hindenburg in 1937. Num Pages: 352 pages, 50 illustrations. BIC Classification: TBX; WGM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 240 x 164 x 34. Weight in Grams: 750. Design, Development and Disaster. 352 pages, 50 illustrations. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: TBX; WGM. Dimension: 240 x 164 x 34. Weight: 756. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781844861385

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Airship Design Development & Disaster

Publisher: Conway Publishing

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

About this title

Synopsis:

Airship charts the history of lighter-than-air craft from the continental pioneers of the late 19th century through to European airship stations in the Great War, Germany's pre-eminent commercial and military zeppelins, the construction of British behemoths R100 and its sister ship R101 and the calamitous losses of USS Akron in 1933 and LZ129 Hindenburg in 1937, events which ultimately heralded the end of large-scale airship production. The historical development of airships was protracted and fractious, as the armed forces of leading European and US powers toyed with commercial propositions while trying to bend them to military uses. John Swinfield examines the axial role of Count Zeppelin, the development of the Zeppelin in Germany as bomber and reconnaissance craft, and the way the British Admiralty, French, Italian and American engineers attempted to imitate German design. The airship coincided with a time of international strife: mass unemployment, general strikes, the Wall Street Crash and the growing shadow of fascist tumult. Airship draws on original sources, official documents and private letters including interviews with figures like Mary Stopes-Roe, daughter of the airship builder Barnes Wallis. It identifies and analyses the central themes and bold personalities of the era: forming a text that is readable, entertaining and authoritative. The book is fully referenced with newly discovered first-hand material and a detailed bibliography.

About the Author:

John Swinfield is a former Fleet Street and BBC/ITV reporter and producer with Nationwide (BBC1) and The Money Programme (BBC2). A former editor of the magazine Artists & Illustrators, he was also executive producer of arts and features for an ITV station. He holds an MA in maritime history, his dissertation won the Royal Marine Society prize for postgraduate historical research, and his articles have appeared in periodicals such as History Today.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We carry a comprehensive range of out of print and rare books.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. For any queries please use the contact seller link or send an email to books@kennys.ie,

Conor Kenny

Shipping Terms:

All books securely packaged. Some books ship from Ireland.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express