Monday, January 12, 2015

The Zeppelin Story

The Zeppelin Story: A Penny Dreadful Review

            We see zeppelins and airships all the time in Steampunk literature, but where did they come from? How were they put together? What did they look like? Do they still exist? By chance, I found a compact little picture book that answers these questions. It is called The Zeppelin Story.
            Written by John Christopher, The Zeppelin Story is a pint-sized coffee table book suitable for all ages. The story is sensibly laid out, covering the major zeppelin developments, the World Wars, the Hindenburg, then finishing with a few words on modern airships and what new heights technology might rise to in the future. The illustrating photographs are attractively laid out and clearly captioned. This book contains everything from schematics to propaganda posters, from brief biographies of famous pilots to travel brochures. The Zeppelin Story is comprehensive and informative. If you can read, you can enjoy it.
I give this handy little book four gears out of five. It’s pretty to have out on display, full of fascinating information, and a perfect introduction to the art and science of airships.


Your Correspondent From The Bookstore,

Penny J. Merriweather