The Wright Brothers

Author: Tara Dixon-Engel
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402749544
Size: 20.13 MB
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A biography of the Wright brothers, who became famous as the inventors of the airplane.

To Fly

Author: Wendie C. Old
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618133475
Size: 57.86 MB
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Beginning with Orville and Wilbur's childhood fascination with flight, brief, accessible chapters trace the work that the two Wright brothers did together to develop the first machine-powered aircraft.

The Wright Brothers

Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476728763
Size: 44.71 MB
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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).

Visions Of A Flying Machine

Author: Peter L. Jakab
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Pr
ISBN: 9780874744569
Size: 12.53 MB
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Explains how the Wright Brothers identified and resolved each technical obstacle to the construction of a flying machine and why they succeeded where so many had failed

The Wright Place At The Wright Time

Author: Greg Dempsey
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514421496
Size: 62.51 MB
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The book is a fictional account of a supernatural incident that lands Wilbur and Orville Wright in present day Kitty Hawk. Presumed to be reenactors who often entertain the tourists, the brothers are confronted with a world that has evolved technologically; in great part due to their aeronautical designs and calculations. While witnessing the applications of their fl ying machine’s successors, they observe the utilization of their invention in the fi elds of defense, business, and leisure. Frustrated with the inability to convince people who they really are, the brothers struggle with the possibility that they could be hallucinating or experiencing some type of subconscious dream brought on by the shock of being buried in a sandstorm. Making the best of a troublesome situation, they use what time they have to observe and record the dimensions and components of their “yet to be built” Flyer; a reproduction of which is on display at the National Park Service’s Visitor’s Center. With no warning, they are mysteriously returned to their own time to live out their destiny as history has recorded.

The Wright Brothers

Author: Wendie C. Old
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0766065065
Size: 11.52 MB
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Orville and Wilbur Wright are best known for their historic flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Their achievement inspired Americans of all ages, but it also brought forth a host of competitors, and the Wright brothers had to struggle to get the credit they deserved. The airplane, however, was just one of a long list of the brothers' accomplishments. The author details the Wright brothers' impact on history as they set out to prove what others had thought impossible—that human beings could fly.

The Wright Sister

Author: Richard Maurer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780761315469
Size: 55.21 MB
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Presents a brief biography of the sister of Orville and Wilbur Wright.