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The Phoenix: A Novel About the Hindenburg [ARC]: Boetius, Henning;Cullen, John The Phoenix: A Novel About the Hindenburg [ARC]: Boetius, Henning;Cullen, John The Phoenix: A Novel About the Hindenburg [ARC]: Boetius, Henning;Cullen, John The Phoenix: A Novel About the Hindenburg [ARC]: Boetius, Henning;Cullen, John

The Phoenix: A Novel About the Hindenburg [ARC]

Boetius, Henning;Cullen, John

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ISBN 10: 0385501838 / ISBN 13: 9780385501835
Published by Doubleday, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2001
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Highly collectible FIRST EDITION, first printing Advance Reading Copy of Boetius' acclaimed novel about the Hindenburg entitled The Phoenix. The book is as-new, unread, and FINE. Absolutely beautiful copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000601

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Title: The Phoenix: A Novel About the Hindenburg [...

Publisher: Doubleday, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Original Wraps

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Without Jacket as Released

Edition: Special Advance Reader's Edition

Book Type: Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

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The year is 1947, ten years after the famous zeppelin Hindenburg burst spectacularly into flames while landing in Lakehurst, New Jersey. The cause of the disaster is still a mystery. The airship was a symbol of world peace and German technological prowess and was carrying important American industrialists and high-ranking Nazi officers. The reasons to think the crash was something other than a horrible accident are manifold and contradictory. Birger Lund, a survivor, suspects sabotage.
Lund learns that Edmund Boysen, the officer at the controls at the time of the explosion, also survived the disaster and has retreated to his childhood home, an isolated xenophobic island where the politics of Nazi Germany live on. Seeking answers, Lund tracks him there.
And there the reader ventures into Boysen’s discovery of the science and wonder of the fabulous dirigible, written with the authority that only one who has lived with the mythic tales of the Hindenburg could understand. For the author, Henning Boëtius, is the son of the only living member of the crew of the Hindenburg–the man who, indeed, was at the controls.
In a fast-paced narrative that unfolds against the background of fascist Germany, The Phoenix combines a love story, an exploration of the physics of air travel, and a frightening re-creation of–after the sinking of the Titanic–perhaps the greatest catastrophe of the twentieth century. This is historical fiction at its best.

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“How many novelists are blessed with such a promising pedigree as Henning Boëtius? His father is the last remaining survivor of the

Hindenburg,
the great German airship that exploded on its arrival in America in 1936--Accident or sabotage? The evidence is disputed to this

day. But it provides Boëtius with the material for a superlative thriller... a human story with an epic dimension.” –Sunday Telegraph
“Meticulously researched...Boëtius depicts the world of the flying ships and the blood-curdling end of an era with imaginative precision and

without neglecting the political background...The characters are impressively drawn, and the plot is stunning.” –Der Spiegel

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