The Wright Brothers

Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 1471150380
Size: 13.41 MB
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On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. Who were these men and how was it that they achieved what they did? David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the surprising, profoundly human story of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Far more than a couple of unschooled Dayton bicycle mechanics who happened to hit on success, they were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity, much of which they attributed to their upbringing. In this thrilling book, McCullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers, including private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers' story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them.

The Wright Brothers

Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476728759
Size: 20.56 MB
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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 Brother

Author: K.A. Linde
Publisher: K.A. Linde Inc.
ISBN:
Size: 16.61 MB
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A new contemporary romance stand alone from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde... I’d sworn off the Wright family a long time ago. And the last thing I wanted was to return to the place where they ruled like kings. All I needed was a fresh start, but Jensen Wright crashed into my life with the confidence of a billionaire CEO and the sex appeal of a god. Even I couldn’t resist our charged chemistry, or the way he fit into my life like a missing puzzle piece. Too bad he didn’t remember the one thing that could destroy us. I’d already dated his brother. When it all was said and done, was he the Wright brother?

The Wright Brothers

Author: Ginger Wadsworth
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 0822501996
Size: 11.74 MB
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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
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 075650791X
Size: 16.80 MB
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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: Tara Dixon-Engel
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402749546
Size: 14.76 MB
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A biography of the Wright brothers, who became famous as the inventors of the airplane.

The Wright Brothers

Author: Fred C. Kelly
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486138107
Size: 18.42 MB
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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.