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The Wright Brothers (Reprint) (Paperback) by David McCullough

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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.



Book Synopsis



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).



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"[An] enjoyable, fast-paced tale. . . . A fun, fast ride."-- "The Economist"

"David McCullough's The Wright Brothers is a story about two brothers and one incredible moment in American history. But it's also a story that resonates with anyone who believes deeply in the power of technology to change lives - and the resistance some have to new innovations."--Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google

[A] fluently rendered, skillfully focused study. . . . An educational and inspiring biography of seminal American innovators.-- "Kirkus Reviews"

An outstanding saga of the lives of two men who left such a giant footprint on our modern age.-- "Booklist (starred review)"

McCullough's usual warm, evocative prose makes for an absorbing narrative; he conveys both the drama of the birth of flight and the homespun genius of America's golden age of innovation.-- "Publishers Weekly"

"[McCullough] takes the Wrights' story aloft. . . . Concise, exciting, and fact-packed. . . . Mr. McCullough presents all this with dignified panache, and with detail so granular you may wonder how it was all collected."--Janet Maslin "The New York Times"

"A story of timeless importance, told with uncommon empathy and fluency. . . . A story, well told, about what might be the most astonishing feat mankind has ever accomplished. . . . The Wright Brothers soars."--Daniel Okrent "The New York Times Book Review"

"David McCullough has etched a brisk, admiring portrait of the modest, hardworking Ohioans who designed an airplane in their bicycle shop and solved the mystery of flight on the sands of Kitty Hawk, N.C. He captures the marvel of what the Wrights accomplished and, just as important, the wonder felt by their contemporaries. . . . Mr. McCullough is in his element writing about seemingly ordinary folk steeped in the cardinal American virtues--self-reliance and can-do resourcefulness."--Roger Lowenstein "The Wall Street Journal"

McCullough's magical account of [the Wright Brothers'] early adventures -- enhanced by volumes of family correspondence, written records, and his own deep understanding of the country and the era -- shows as never before how two Ohio boys from a remarkable family taught the world to fly.--Reeve Lindbergh "The Washington Post"
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.15 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Transportation, History, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: United States / 20th Century, Science + Technology, Aviation / History
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback
Author: David McCullough
Language: English
Street Date: May 3, 2016
TCIN: 50548463
UPC: 9781476728759
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-3941
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 6.1 inches length x 1 inches width x 9.3 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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1 out of 5 stars
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Honest Bro - 2 years ago
Why is the pilot sitting at the back and "flying" the wrong way?
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