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Zeppelin! : Germany and the airship, 1900-1939

Author: Guillaume de Syon
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Zeppelin! Guillaume de Syon offers a captivating history of this technological wonder, from development and production to its impact on German culture and society. De Syon chronicles the various ways in which the airships were used - transport, war, exploration, and propaganda - and details the attempts by successive German governments - autocratic, democratic, fascist - to co-opt Count Zeppelin's invention.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ferdinand Zeppelin, Graf von; Ferdinand Zeppelin, Graf von.; Ferdinand Zeppelin, Graf von; Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Guillaume de Syon
ISBN: 0801867347 9780801867347
OCLC Number: 45750231
Description: i, 295 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Visions of the Sublime --
Balloons into Dirigibles --
The Floating State --
From Enthusiasm to Obsession: The First Zeppelin --
Building a Zeppelin Culture --
Collapse and Recovery --
The Machine above the Garden: Airship Culture in Imperial Germany --
"Zeppelinism" and Its Expressions --
How German Is It? --
Finding a Use for the Airship --
Zeppelin Myth and Reality in the Great War --
Zeppelinitis --
Technology and War Planning --
Demonizing the Dirigible --
Fantasy and Fact of Zeppelin Operations --
The Airship as a Business Tool in Weimar Culture --
Rescuing the Airship from Oblivion --
Nostalgia and Fund-raising --
Symbol in the Best and Worst of Times --
Ideologies of Science and Adventure: The Arctic Airship --
Polar Dreams --
Conflicting Projects --
Selling Science as Entertainment --
Political Zeppelinism: Manipulating Airship Culture, 1933-1939 --
Nazifying the Airship --
Airship Travel Comes of Age --
Helium, Hydrogen, and Humble Endings.
Responsibility: Guillaume de Syon.

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A history of the Zeppelin in Germany, from its development and production to its impact on German culture and society. Guillaume de Syon chronicles the various ways in which the airships were  Read more...
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A fascinating case study of the intersection of technology and culture [which] concentrates on the question of why the Zeppelin exercised such a powerful influence on the popular imagination. De Syon Read more...

 
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