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Empires of the Sky: Zeppelins, Airplanes, and Two Men's Epic Duel to Rule the World

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"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 synonomous with ...

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Empires of the Sky: Zeppelins, Airplanes, and Two Men's Epic Duel to Rule the World
2020, Random House

ISBN-13: 9780812989977

Hardcover

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