The Wright Brothers
Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells 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 unknown brothers from Ohio changed history.... show more
Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells 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 unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, American History
, Biography Memoir
My first audiobook! I chose a topic of which I had prior knowledge, but I was surprised how many new things I learned from McCullough's account of the Wright brothers' journey to making the world's first controlled, powered flight in an airplane. Like all good historical nonfiction, the account inte...
This is a concise and minutely researched biography of the Wright Brothers’ accomplishments. Although the account is well-known, Mr. McCullough has revitalized it with a wealth of details, large chunks of material and newspapers embellishments. With an artist’s touch the author has recreated the liv...
I would say this is the most inspiring story about determination and overcoming odds with respect to discovering modern engineering and physics that are there for the taking that I have ever read. McCullough does an absolutely masterful job of revealing these two gentlemen from Dayton, Ohio who bega...
Great, quick read about the Wright Brothers. Found out so much more and am so much more impressed with them. Did not know all the attempts at Kitty Hawk, then back in Ohio, then in Europe, and finally up the Hudson River. Plus the large impact their sister had in their lives.
As brothers who achieved a goal that had eluded some of humanity's greatest minds for centuries, the Wright brothers represent one of the great tales of invention in history. Many writers have told their tale over the years, each with their own approach to explaining how they accomplished it. David ...
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