The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers


  • Release: 2015-05-05
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9781476728742
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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.

Wilbur and Orville

Wilbur and Orville


  • Release: 2013-04-26
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 576 page
  • ISBN: 9780486320151
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Definitive, crisply written study tells the full story of the brothers' lives and work — from their early childhood and initial fascination with flight, the historic first flight at Kitty Hawk, more.

The Story of the Wright Brothers

The Story of the Wright Brothers


  • Release: 2000-12-01
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 0486413217
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A coloring book with text that describes the experiments and activities of the Wright Brothers.

Brave Companions

Brave Companions


  • Release: 2007-05-31
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9781416561231
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From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, these are stories of people of great vision and daring whose achievements continue to inspire us today, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. The bestselling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or changed how we see the world but whose stories express much that is timeless about the human condition. Here are Alexander von Humboldt, whose epic explorations of South America surpassed the Lewis and Clark expedition; Harriet Beecher Stowe, “the little woman who made the big war”; Frederic Remington; the extraordinary Louis Agassiz of Harvard; Charles and Anne Lindbergh, and their fellow long-distance pilots Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Beryl Markham; Harry Caudill, the Kentucky lawyer who awakened the nation to the tragedy of Appalachia; and David Plowden, a present-day photographer of vanishing America. Different as they are from each other, McCullough’s subjects have in common a rare vitality and sense of purpose. These are brave companions: to each other, to David McCullough, and to the reader, for with rare storytelling ability McCullough brings us into the times they knew and their very uncommon lives.

Wright Brothers  Wrong Story

Wright Brothers Wrong Story


  • Release: 2018-12-04
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 332 page
  • ISBN: 9781633884595
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This book is the first deconstruction of the Wright brothers myth. They were not -- as we have all come to believe--two halves of the same apple. Each had a distinctive role in creating the first "flying machine." How could two misanthropic brothers who never left home, were high-school dropouts, and made a living as bicycle mechanics have figured out the secret of manned flight? This new history of the Wright brothers' monumental accomplishment focuses on their early years of trial and error at Kitty Hawk (1900-1903) and Orville Wright's epic fight with the Smithsonian Institute and Glenn Curtis. William Hazelgrove makes a convincing case that it was Wilbur Wright who designed the first successful airplane, not Orville. He shows that, while Orville's role was important, he generally followed his brother's lead and assisted with the mechanical details to make Wilbur's vision a reality. Combing through original archives and family letters, Hazelgrove reveals the differences in the brothers' personalities and abilities. He examines how the Wright brothers myth was born when Wilbur Wright died early and left his brother to write their history with personal friend John Kelly. The author notes the peculiar inwardness of their family life, business and family problems, bouts of depression, serious illnesses, and yet, rising above it all, was Wilbur's obsessive zeal to test out his flying ideas. When he found Kitty Hawk, this desolate location on North Carolina's Outer Banks became his laboratory. By carefully studying bird flight and the Rubik's Cube of control, Wilbur cracked the secret of aerodynamics and achieved liftoff on December 17, 1903. Hazelgrove's richly researched and well-told tale of the Wright brothers' landmark achievement, illustrated with rare historical photos, captures the excitement of the times at the start of the "American century."

How We Invented the Airplane

How We Invented the Airplane


  • Release: 2012-07-12
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 96 page
  • ISBN: 9780486135694
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This fascinating firsthand account covers the Wright Brothers' early experiments, construction of planes and motors, first flights, and much more. Introduction and commentary by Fred C. Kelly. 76 photographs.

Who Were the Wright Brothers

Who Were the Wright Brothers


  • Release: 2014-05-01
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 112 page
  • ISBN: 9780399540103
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As young boys, Orville and Wilbur Wright loved all things mechanical. As young men, they gained invaluable skills essential for their success by working with printing presses, bicycles, motors, and any sort of machinery they could get their hands on. As adults, the brothers worked together to invent, build, and fly the world’s first successful airplane. This is the fascinating story of the two inventors and aviation pioneers who never lost sight of their dream: to fly, and to soar higher!

The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers


  • Release: 1991
  • Publisher:
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  • File: PDF, 144 page
  • ISBN: 082341082X
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Follows the lives of the Wright brothers and describes how they developed the first airplane.

The Bishop s Boys  A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright

The Bishop s Boys A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright


  • Release: 2003-04-17
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 608 page
  • ISBN: 9780393347463
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The reissue of this definitive biography heralds the one-hundredth anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight. Brilliant, self-trained engineers, the Wright brothers had a unique blend of native talent, character, and family experience that perfectly suited them to the task of invention but left them ill-prepared to face a world of skeptics, rivals, and officials. Using a treasure trove of Wright family correspondence and diaries, Tom Crouch skillfully weaves the story of the airplane's invention into the drama of a unique and unforgettable family. He shows us exactly how and why these two obscure bachelors from Dayton, Ohio, were able to succeed where so many better-trained, better-financed rivals had failed.