Ernst August Lehmann (1886-1937) was a First World War Zeppelin commander and then went on to become the most senior captain in the Zeppelin Company and made more than 100 of the flights of the Graf Zeppelin between 1928 and 1936. He was one of the most famous and experienced figures in German airship travel. The Pittsburgh Press called Lehmann the best airship pilot in the world. He wrote this book shortly before his death in the Hindenburg disaster. Ian Castle is an expert on Zeppelins and author of two books on the topic: London 1914-17: The Zeppelin Menace, 2008; The Zeppelin Base Raids-Germany 1914, 2011.