Harold G. Dick, the only American to have made twenty-two
transatlantic crossings in the passenger airships, is an honorary
life member of the Lighter-Than-Air Society. He lives in Wichita,
Douglas H. Robinson, an aviation historian, is the author of several books, including The Zeppelin in Combat: A History of the German Naval Airship Division, 1912-1918; Giants in the Sky; and, with Charles L. Keller, "Up Ship!" A History of the U.S. Navy's Rigid Airships, 1919-1935.
"[A] major contribution to aeronautical history. . . .Well illustrated with photos and drawings (some never before published) and handsomely designed."--Booknews
"This is the very best account of the high point of the zeppelin era. The book abounds in technical details of design and construction. . . . Readers will learn about airship operation from the inside out."--Aerospace Historian "A valuable book, enhanced by excellent illustrations and a useful glossary of terms."--Isis "A wealth of interesting design, engineering, construction and operating information. . . . Technically sound and authoritative."--Aerospace