Doomed!: The Hindenburg Disaster, 1st Edition

  • Ryan Nagelhout
  • Published By: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 148242939X
  • ISBN-13: 9781482429398
  • DDC: 363.12
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released June 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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The Hindenburg, the largest airship ever built and the pride of Nazi Germany, burst into flames over Lakehurst, New Jersey, in 1937. It swiftly fell from the sky and was incinerated. This incident is remembered as the most infamous airship accident, killing 36 people and sinking the dirigible transportation industry. In this book, readers will explore why and how this giant hydrogen-filled ship was made and the reasons it may have been doomed to fail. They'll also learn conspiracy theories and surprising facts about the circumstances of the terrible disaster. Authentic photographs and thoughtful sidebars add to the historical content.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Up in the Air.
2: The Great Airship.
3: Building the ’Burg.
4: Why Hydrogen?.
5: First Flight.
6: Fancy Flights.
7: Working on an Airship.
8: Clear Sailing.
9: Final Approach.
10: Disaster Strikes.
11: Surviving the Crash.
12: What Happened?.
13: End of an Era.
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