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Airships in International Affairs 1890 - 1940 - J. Duggan

Airships in International Affairs 1890 - 1940

Hardcover Published: 25th September 2001
ISBN: 9780333751282
Number Of Pages: 275

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This book analyzes the unique psychological appeal of the airship worldwide and shows how this appeal was exploited for ulterior political purposes. They were used by Count Zeppelin to advance German militarism, American Admiral Moffett to fight US Army aviation ambitions, British Lord Thomson to foster Socialism and strengthen Empire ties, Mussolini to promote Italian Fascism, Stalin to foster world Communism, and Hitler to promote Nazi ideology. As airships roamed worldwide, they carried these political influences with them.

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'This well-written and very informative study illuminates the political and emotional legacy of giant airships.' - R.E. Bilstein, Choice

Introduction: Technology and the Human Psyche
Imperial German Precedents, 1890-1918
Zeppelins in International Politics, 1919-1921
Zeppelins Reborn in America, 1922-1924
Airships in International Political Competition, 1924-1928
International Airships Hubris and Adversity, 1928-1930
Buffeting for German and American Airships, 1931-1935
Airship Wonder Captured by Nazi Ideology, 1935-1940
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ISBN: 9780333751282
ISBN-10: 0333751280
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 275
Published: 25th September 2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1