Hamilton-Wenham Public Library

What was the Hindenburg?, by Janet B. Pascal ; illustrated by David Groff

At 800-feet long, the Hindenburg was the largest airship ever built--just slightly smaller than the Titanic! Also of a disastrous end, the zeppelin burst into flame as spectators watched it attempt to land in Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6, 1937. In under a minute, the Hindenburg was gone, people jumping from windows to escape. However, only 62 of the 97 crew members and passengers onboard survived. The exact cause of the disaster is still unknown and remains a fascinating historical mystery
Table Of Contents
What was the Hindenburg? -- Dreaming of flight -- Lighter than air -- The earliest zeppelins -- The world's first airline -- Zeppelins in the war -- No more zeppelins for Germany -- The golden age -- The Hindenburg -- A magical flight -- The final voyage -- A torch in midair -- What went wrong? -- The death of the zeppelin
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
108 pages, illustrations, 20 cm.

Library Locations

  • Hamilton-Wenham Public Library

    14 Union Street, South Hamilton, MA, 01982, US