The latest installment in the successful "e;Story"e; series, "e;The Zeppelin Story"e; charts the history of these incredible airships from their conception to their fiery destruction. In the 1930s the Zeppelins ruled the skies, crossing the Atlantic with a style and elegance never seen before - or since - in air travel. The brainchild of the elderly Count Zeppelin, the airships were reinvented from the aerial bombers of the First World War to the only way for the rich and famous to travel, and with the embryonic aircraft of the time barely able to hop the Atlantic the Zeppelins were set to dominate air travel. At least, that was until the obliteration of the Hindenburg at Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Author John Christopher is a life-long aviation enthusiast and balloon pilot. He is currently involved in Airships Initiatives, which is bringing a Zeppelin airship to the UK for pleasure trips. He has previously written "e;Balloons at War"e; and "e;Brunel's Kingdom"e; for The History Press.