I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (I Survived #13)

I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (I Survived #13)

Lauren Tarshis

Language: English

Pages: 112

ISBN: 0545658500

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


In May of 1937, the Hindenburg, a massive German airship, caught fire while attempting to land in New Jersey, killing 35 people. Lauren Tarshis's latest thrilling addition to the New York Times bestselling I Survived series, will feature an 11-year-old boy in the middle of this historic disaster.

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one of my nightmares. But to me, crossing the ocean in a zeppelin (filled with nonflammable helium, please!) would be a dream come true. What caused the Hindenburg to explode? There are many theories about this. The most sinister is that somebody planted a bomb on the Hindenburg. This theory has been used in many movies and books. I even included a bomb in first drafts of this book. (I couldn’t resist, but in the end that plot point fizzled.) There really had been bomb threats sent to the

Zeppelin Company in the days before the Hindenburg’s flight. After the disaster, some of the surviving crew members were convinced that it was an explosive that destroyed their zeppelin. The problem with this intriguing theory is that it is almost certainly untrue. In the weeks following the disaster, investigators from the United States and Germany inspected the wreckage. They interviewed surviving passengers and crew. Both teams ruled out a bomb as the cause of the disaster. There have been

pull people out of the burning wreckage and to help them to safety. The deadliest airship disaster was the Akron, the U.S. Navy airship that got caught in a thunderstorm off the coast of New Jersey in 1933. The violent winds sent the airship crashing. Of the 76 men on board, 73 drowned. Is a zeppelin the same as a blimp? They look similar, but they are quite different. Blimps are more like balloons in that they do not have rigid metal frames. Because of that, they are far less sturdy than

some amazing resources to explore. Airships.net If you want to take an amazing journey through the history of airships and the Hindenburg, this incredible website is for you. Its creator, Dan Grossman, would be flattered to be called the biggest zeppelin geek in the world. His site includes a dizzying amount of information about airships from history and today. Books The Disaster of the Hindenburg, by Shelley Tanaka, Toronto, Canada: Madison Press, 1993 Tanaka is one of the best authors of

Christopher, Ramsbury, Wiltshire, UK: The Crowood Press, 2010 West with the Night, second ed., by Beryl Markham, Berkeley, CA: North Point Press, 2013 Lauren Tarshis’s New York Times–bestselling I Survived series tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the September 11 attacks, the destruction of Pompeii, Hurricane Katrina, and the bombing of Pearl

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