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The Wright Brothers

Author : David McCullough
ISBN : 9781476728759
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"David McCullough once again tells a dramatic story of people and technology, this time about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright"--Provided by publisher.

The Wright Brothers

Author : David McCullough
ISBN : 9781476728766
Genre : History
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The #1 New York Times bestseller from David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize—the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly—Wilbur and Orville Wright. On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two brothers—bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio—changed 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 fluency…about what might be the most astonishing feat mankind has ever accomplished…The Wright Brothers soars” (The New York Times Book Review).

The Wright Brothers

Author : David McCullough
ISBN : 9781476728742
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Chronicles the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the Wright brothers, sharing insights into the disadvantages that challenged their lives and their mechanical ingenuity. By the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of Truman.

The Wright Brothers

Author : Fred C. Kelly
ISBN : 9780486138107
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This authorized account has long been considered the definitive biography. Well documented, highly readable, and free of technical details, it describes boyhood interests, Kitty Hawk, first powered flights, and more. 16 photographs.

The Wright Brothers

Author : Ginger Wadsworth
ISBN : 0822501996
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A biography of the two inventors whose 1903 powered, controlled flight of an airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, made history.

The Wright Brothers

Author : Kitty Shea
ISBN : 075650791X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the life and work of the Wright Brothers, Wilbur and Orville, who built an airplane that was run by an engine and steered by a pilot.

The Wright Brothers

Author : Carole Marsh
ISBN : 0635015609
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An activity book that presents information about Orville and Wilbur Wright.

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