Disaster at the Pole
The Tragedy of the Airship Italia and the 1928 Nobile Expedition to the North PoleBook - 2000
Against the backdrop of Mussolini's rising power, one of Italy's premier aeronautical engineers, Unberto Nobile, gained acclaim by crossing the North Pole in a dirigible. Buoyed by this success, Nobile decided in 1928 to raise the ante and take his newly designed airship to the North Pole, land it, and then return to base. But what started in glory turned to disaster when the airship crashed some 300 miles from civilization.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, c2000
Edition: 1st Lyons Press reprint ed. --
Branch Call Number: 910.91632 Cro 2000
Characteristics: xiii, 316 p. : ill., maps