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The Wright Brothers

Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9781476728742 The Wright Brothers
Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9781476728742 The Wright Brothers

Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC

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 American 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. The house they lived in had no electricity or indoor plumbing, but there were books aplenty, supplied mainly by their preacher father, and they never stopped reading.

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Item Details

New
hardcover
David McCullough
Simon & Schuster
December 31, 2014
1476728747
9781476728742
M0863
Yes (black/red mark on bottom edge of pages)