The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers Author David McCullough
ISBN-10 1476728755
ISBN-13 9781476728759
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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The 1 New York Times bestseller from David McCullough two time winner of the Pulitzer Prizethe dramatic story behind the story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to flyWilbur and Orville Wright On a winter day in 1903 in the Outer Banks of North Carolina two brothersbicycle mechanics from Dayton Ohiochanged history But it would take the world some time to believe that the age of flight had begun with the first powered machine carrying a pilot Orville and Wilbur Wright were men of exceptional courage and determination and of far ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity When they worked together no problem seemed to be insurmountable Wilbur was unquestionably a genius Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen That they had no more than a public high school education and little money never stopped them in their mission to take to the air Nothing did not even the self evident reality that every time they took off they risked being killed In this enjoyable fast paced tale The Economist master historian David McCullough shows as never before how two Ohio boys from a remarkable family taught the world to fly The Washington Post and captures the marvel of what the Wrights accomplished The Wall Street Journal He draws on the extensive Wright family papers to profile not only the brothers but their sister Katharine without whom things might well have gone differently for them Essential reading this is a story of timeless importance told with uncommon empathy and fluencyabout what might be the most astonishing feat mankind has ever accomplishedThe Wright Brothers soars The New York Times Book Review

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The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers Author David McCullough
ISBN-10 9781476728766
Release 2015-05-05
Pages 336

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To Conquer the Air Author James Tobin
ISBN-10 9781439135495
Release 2012-06-12
Pages 448