Baron Ladislas Emile D'Orcy was born in Gratz, Austria in 1887 and raised in Paris. His barony is part of the Austro-Hungarian aristocratic families. With such privilege comes a fine education, and Ladislas was educated in Hungary and Italy, after which he traveled extensively as a young man throughout Europe, the Balkans, India and the Far East.
As a writer, D'Orcy was precise, detail-oriented, and broadly knowledgable. He was considered an authority on lighter-than-air craft (Zeppelins, dirigibles, etc.), and wrote articles for Scientific American, Flight, L'Aero and Hydro. He was also editor of several aviation journals, including Aviation and Aircraft Journal.
The exclusive essays included in this book allow readers to step into the mind of D'Orcy and experience his bright intellect. Third Place Press is proud to introduce D'Orcy and his writings to 21st century readers.