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The Airships Akron & Macon: Flying Aircraft Carriers of the United States Navy Hardcover – June, 1965
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This is the definitive history on the Akron and Macon, with a lot of extra information on the F9C Sparrowhawk scout fighter as well. It goes into the history of the design, the Navy's decision to adopt the deep-ring structure instead of the classical Zeppelin wire-braced ring design, and the development of parasite aircraft operations.
It also covers the operational history, from the first tentative flights to the much more audacious oceanic missions. And it covers the losses, both the disaster that befell the Akron and her crew, and the loss of the Macon.
I don't give many "5"s for books, this one deserves it. The author is to be congratulated for doing this fine a job. This is one of the few books where I wasn't wishing for more detail or information in any section because they are already comprehensive and yet entertaingly written.