This site is now in archives-only mode. Click here to read why.

Error message

  • Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type int in element_children() (line 6601 of /home/mrncon5/public_html/tungstenhippo.com/includes/common.inc).
  • Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type int in element_children() (line 6601 of /home/mrncon5/public_html/tungstenhippo.com/includes/common.inc).
  • Deprecated function: implode(): Passing glue string after array is deprecated. Swap the parameters in drupal_get_feeds() (line 394 of /home/mrncon5/public_html/tungstenhippo.com/includes/common.inc).
  • Deprecated function: The each() function is deprecated. This message will be suppressed on further calls in menu_set_active_trail() (line 2405 of /home/mrncon5/public_html/tungstenhippo.com/includes/menu.inc).

Mussolini's Arctic Airship

Author: 

Eva Holland

This is a fascinating and well told story about arctic exploration, using the story of a doomed Italian airship expedition as a focal point. It is a great example of the strength of the short ebook format for history: there is enough space to tell the details that really bring the story to life, but no pressure to pad the story to "book length," which would slow it down. As it is, it is an enjoyable one-evening read from which I learned a lot that I didn't know about arctic exploration. I highly recommend it!

Favorite Thing: 
The story of Roald Amundsen's conviction that air travel was the future of arctic exploration.
Cover of Mussolini's Arctic Airship
Book Length: 
Shorter
Part of Series: 
Not part of a series
Stand Alone: 
Yes
Stickiness: 
Moderate
Disclosures: 
None