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Final Voyage of the Hindenburg

— feeling cry
Flight of Dreams: A Novel - Ariel Lawhon

It's been a long time since a book literally moved me to tears and this one did just that. For that alone it deserves 5 stars. Lawhon does a fantastic job of reconstructing her theory of what happened on that final voyage of the Hindenburg and memorializing the passengers and crew members that were on the airship. It is historical fiction, so not all of the actual in-flight story is true but as she states in her author's note she took a lot of her biographical information from Patrick Russell's website www.facesofthehindenburg.blogspot.com 

which he spent years compiling. I visited the site after I read the book and it's very interesting. There are a lot of pictures, among a ton of other stuff related to the Hindenburg, but it was nice to put a face with a name. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that has an interest in that historical flight. Get your tissues ready though - the ending is a tear jerker!