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His Majesty's airship : the life and tragic death of the world's largest flying machine

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"Gwynne's chronicle features a cast of remarkable - and often tragically flawed - characters, including Lord Christopher Thomson, the man who dreamed up the Imperial Airship Scheme and then relentlessly pushed R101 to her destruction; Princess Marthe Bibesco, the celebrated writer and glamorous socialite with whom he had a long affair; and George Herbert Scott, a national hero who had made the first double crossing of the Atlantic in any aircraft, in 1919 - eight years before Lindbergh's famous flight - but who devolved into drink and ruin. These historical figures - and the ship they built, flew, and crashed - come together in a grand tale that details the rocky road to commercial aviation"--Dust flap.

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Naples Library 363.124 GWYNNE (Text)
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Victor Farmington Library 363.12 GWY (Text)
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