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New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1972. Book Club Edition. 240, illus., ink name & date inside front flyleaf, DJ somewhat soiled: edge tears/chips, creases, small pieces missingsome soiling to edges. A minute by minute account of the final flight of the Nazi airship Hindenburg, which exploded in mid-air on May 6, 1937, over Lakehurst, NJ.
New York: Walker & Company, 2009. First U.S. edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. ix, , 305,  pages. Author's Note. Illustrations. Footnotes. Notes. Glossary of Aviation Terms. Selected Bibliography and Sources. Index. Gavin Mortimer, 38, is an award-winning author, whose narrative non-fiction books have received rapturous reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. His first book, Ernest Shackleton, was published in 1999 and six more have followed, including The Great Swim, which was adjudged the 2009 Book of the Year by the Women's Sport Foundation of America. In addition, the Sunday Times named the Great Swim one of its best reads of 2008. His latest book, Chasing Icarus, was published in the US by Walker Bloomsbury in May, and has already received excellent reviews with the Dallas Morning News describing it as 'a wonderful, absorbing story'. Away from his non-fiction titles, Gavin has written a dozen books for children and contributed articles to publications such as BBC History Magazine, Esquire and the Observer.
London: Allan Wingate, 1955. Presumed First U. K. Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, 13-239,  pages. Frontis illustration. Foreword by Philip Gibbs Illustrations. Cover has some wear and soiling. Dr. Hugo Eckener (10 August 1868 – 14 August 1954) was the manager of the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin during the inter-war years, and also the commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin for most of its record-setting flights, including the first airship flight around the world, making him the most successful airship commander in history. He was also responsible for the construction of the most successful type of airships of all time. An anti-Nazi who was invited to campaign as a moderate in the German presidential elections, he was blacklisted by that regime and eventually sidelined. Eckener was responsible for training most of Germany's airship pilots both during and after World War I. Despite his protestations, he was not allowed on operational missions due to his value as an instructor. Eckener survived World War II despite his disagreements with the Nazis.