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The Resource Empires of the sky : zeppelins, airplanes, and two men's epic duel to rule the world, Alexander Rose

Empires of the sky : zeppelins, airplanes, and two men's epic duel to rule the world, Alexander Rose

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Empires of the sky : zeppelins, airplanes, and two men's epic duel to rule the world
Title
Empires of the sky
Title remainder
zeppelins, airplanes, and two men's epic duel to rule the world
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Rose
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"Of all people who might have solved the problem of human flight, few would have suspected Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, a fusty, old-school member of the Wurrtemburg nobility, recently ousted from the German military and convinced that a flying machine will be his ticket back to military glory. Instead, by the dawn of the twentieth century, he creates something much bigger: a system of flight that embodies the cutting edge of multiple sciences and a business that would last for decades and make his name synonymous with airships. Not even the Wright brothers, who were creating their competing technology at nearly the same moment, managed such close association. Zeppelin, aging, leaves his company in the hands of Hugo Eckener, his partner and publicity expert, who has a vision of the airship connecting people all over the world. He guides the Zeppelin Company, always on the brink of collapse, through the first world war and some of Germany's most difficult years, as he tries to establish the first airline route across the Atlantic. But, just as Zeppelin had a rival for the best flight technology in the Wright Bros., Eckener meets his match in Pan American's Juan Trippe in the race to secure a financially sustainable and popular airline business. Both Eckener and Trippe dream of establishing service between London and New York, a valuable, but surprisingly difficult route that sends them both first around the globe to perfect their machines and solidify their businesses. Only with the Hindenburg disaster in Lakehurst, New Jersey, and the distant rumblings of another world war, does the race come to an end. The airplane has won. Twilight of the Gods is an epic history of the founding of the aviation age. From invention to competition, the battle to dominate the skies is the story of how the modern world was made"--
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Biography type
collective biography
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LBSOR/DLC
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1971-
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Rose, Alexander
Dewey number
387.7092/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Aeronautics
  • Zeppelin, Ferdinand
  • Eckener, Hugo
  • Trippe, J. T.
  • Airships
  • Airplanes
  • Aeronautics, Commercial
  • Eckener, Hugo
  • Trippe, J. T.
  • Zeppelin, Ferdinand
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautics, Commercial
  • Airplanes
  • Airships
Label
Empires of the sky : zeppelins, airplanes, and two men's epic duel to rule the world, Alexander Rose
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1112130782
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 599 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812989977
Lccn
2019024115
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1112130782
Label
Empires of the sky : zeppelins, airplanes, and two men's epic duel to rule the world, Alexander Rose
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1112130782
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 599 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812989977
Lccn
2019024115
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1112130782

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