The Wright Brothers
Format: Audible Audio Edition
Publish date: 2015-05-05
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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...
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 ...
I haven't read nearly enough of David McCullough's books. This is my second and I loved it. The story of the Wright Brothers is as fascinating as it is incredible. From this book I learned that they were hard working men and SO determined. Never did they give up-despite the failure of numerous tes...