THE WRIGHT BROTHERS The Dramatic Story behind the Legend

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David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the surprising, profoundly human story of Wilbur and Orville Wright.

Characteristics

Book cover finish Perfect paperback
Special features First edition
Condition New
Number of pages 320
Published date 2015
Languages English
Size 16 x 24 x 2 cm
Author David McCullough
Editor Simon & Schuster

Description

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.

 

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?

 

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.

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David McCullough

David McCullough has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback. His other acclaimed books are 1776, Brave Companions, The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge and The Greater journey

He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian award.

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