The Wright Brothers

Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476728747

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Chronicles the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the Wright brothers, sharing insights into the disadvantages that challenged their lives and their mechanical ingenuity. By the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of Truman.
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The Wright Brother

Author: K.A. Linde

Publisher: K.A. Linde Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 5237

A new contemporary romance stand alone from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde... I’d sworn off the Wright family a long time ago. And the last thing I wanted was to return to the place where they ruled like kings. All I needed was a fresh start, but Jensen Wright crashed into my life with the confidence of a billionaire CEO and the sex appeal of a god. Even I couldn’t resist our charged chemistry, or the way he fit into my life like a missing puzzle piece. Too bad he didn’t remember the one thing that could destroy us. I’d already dated his brother. When it all was said and done, was he the Wright brother?
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Who Were the Wright Brothers?

Author: James Buckley, Jr.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399540105

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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As young boys, Orville and Wilbur Wright loved all things mechanical. As young men, they gained invaluable skills essential for their success by working with printing presses, bicycles, motors, and any sort of machinery they could get their hands on. As adults, the brothers worked together to invent, build, and fly the world’s first successful airplane. This is the fascinating story of the two inventors and aviation pioneers who never lost sight of their dream: to fly, and to soar higher!
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The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving Into History (Epic Fails #1)

Author: Ben Thompson,Erik Slader

Publisher: Epic Fails

ISBN: 1250150558

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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There are epic fails behind every historic success, and the first installment in this hilarious nonfiction chapter book series takes on the Wright Brothers whose countless crashes ultimately led to groundbreaking achievement.
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Wilbur and Orville

A Biography of the Wright Brothers

Author: Fred Howard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320154

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 445

Definitive, crisply written study tells the full story of the brothers' lives and work — from their early childhood and initial fascination with flight, the historic first flight at Kitty Hawk, more.
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The Wright Brothers

Author: Russell Freedman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt School

ISBN: 9780153052309

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 129

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Follows the lives of the Wright brothers and describes how they developed the first airplane.
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The Wright Brothers

A Biography

Author: Fred C. Kelly

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138100

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 384

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This authorized account has long been considered the definitive biography. Well documented, highly readable, and free of technical details, it describes boyhood interests, Kitty Hawk, first powered flights, and more. 16 photographs.
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Wee and the Wright Brothers

Author: Timothy R. Gaffney,Bernadette Pons

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805071726

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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A rodent reporter from the "Mouse News" travels from Dayton, Ohio, to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to cover Wilbur and Orville Wright's historic 1903 flight.
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To Conquer the Air

The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight

Author: James Tobin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439135495

Category: History

Page: 448

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James Tobin, award-winning author of Ernie Pyle's War and The Man He Became, has penned the definitive account of the inspiring and impassioned race between the Wright brothers and their primary rival Samuel Langley across ten years and two continents to conquer the air. For years, Wilbur Wright and his younger brother, Orville, experimented in obscurity, supported only by their exceptional family. Meanwhile, the world watched as Samuel Langley, armed with a contract from the US War Department and all the resources of the Smithsonian Institution, sought to create the first manned flying machine. But while Langley saw flight as a problem of power, the Wrights saw a problem of balance. Thus their machines took two very different paths—Langley’s toward oblivion, the Wrights’ toward the heavens—though not before facing countless other obstacles. With a historian’s accuracy and a novelist’s eye, Tobin has captured an extraordinary moment in history. To Conquer the Air is itself a heroic achievement.
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The Wright Brothers for Kids

How They Invented the Airplane, 21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of Flight

Author: Mary Kay Carson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613743157

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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This activity book tells the amazing true story of how two bicycle-making brothers from Ohio, with no more than high-school educations, accomplished a feat that forever changed the world. At a time when most people still hadn’t ridden in an automobile, Wilbur and Orville Wright built the first powered, heavier-than-air flying machine. Woven throughout the heartwarming story of the two brothers are activities that highlight their ingenuity and problem-solving abilities as they overcame many obstacles to achieve controlled flight. The four forces of flight—lift, thrust, gravity, and drag—and how the Wright brothers mastered them are explained in clear, simple text. Activities include making a Chinese flying top, building a kite, bird watching, and designing a paper glider, and culminate with an activity in which readers build a rubber-band-powered flyer. Included are photographs just released from the Wright brothers’ personal collection, along with diagrams and illustrations. The history of human flight and its pioneers, a time line, and a complete resource section for students are also provided.
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Birdmen

The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies

Author: Lawrence Goldstone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0345538056

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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The award-winning author of Lefty explores the life-risking rivalry between the Wright Brothers and machinist Glenn Hammond Curtiss, assessing how their patent war shaped early aviation and ultimately cost one of the men his life. 15,000 first printing.
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To Fly

The Story of the Wright Brothers

Author: Wendie C. Old,Robert Andrew Parker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618133475

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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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.
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Visions of a Flying Machine

The Wright Brothers and the Process of Invention

Author: Peter L. Jakab

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 158834438X

Category: History

Page: 282

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This acclaimed book on the Wright Brothers takes the reader straight to the heart of their remarkable achievement, focusing on the technology and offering a clear, concise chronicle of precisely what they accomplished and how they did it. This book deals with the process of the invention of the airplane and how the brothers identified and resolved a range of technical puzzles that others had attempted to solve for a century. Step by step, the book details the path of invention (including the important wind tunnel experiments of 1901) which culminated in the momentous flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903, the first major milestone in aviation history. Enhanced by original photos, designs, drawings, notebooks, letters and diaries of the Wright Brothers, Visions of a Flying Machine is a fascinating book that will be of interest to engineers, historians, enthusiasts, or anyone interested in the process of invention.
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First Flight

The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Airplane

Author: T. A. Heppenheimer

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471401247

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 394

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An aviation expert uncovers the brilliance behind the first successful flight of an engine-powered plane In the centennial year of the Wright Brothers' first successful flight, acclaimed aviation writer T. A. Heppenheimer reexamines what Wilbur and Orville Wright achieved. In First Flight, he debunks the popular assumption that the Wrights were simple mechanics who succeeded by trial and error, demonstrating instead that they were true engineering geniuses. Heppenheimer presents the background that made possible the work of the Wrights and examines the work of Samuel P. Langley, a serious rival. He places their work within a broad historical context, emphasizing their contributions after 1903 and their convergence with ongoing aeronautical work in France. T. A. Heppenheimer (Fountain Valley, CA) has written extensively on aerospace, business, and the history of technology. His many books include Turbulent Skies: The History of Commercial Aviation (0-471-10961-4), Countdown: A History of Space Flight (0-471-14439-8), and A Brief History of Flight: From Balloons to Mach 3 and Beyond (0-471-34637-3), all from Wiley.
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The Wright Sister

Katherine Wright and Her Famous Brothers

Author: Richard Maurer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780761315469

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Presents a brief biography of the sister of Orville and Wilbur Wright.
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Brave Companions

Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416561231

Category: History

Page: 256

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From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, these are stories of people of great vision and daring whose achievements continue to inspire us today, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. The bestselling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or changed how we see the world but whose stories express much that is timeless about the human condition. Here are Alexander von Humboldt, whose epic explorations of South America surpassed the Lewis and Clark expedition; Harriet Beecher Stowe, “the little woman who made the big war”; Frederic Remington; the extraordinary Louis Agassiz of Harvard; Charles and Anne Lindbergh, and their fellow long-distance pilots Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Beryl Markham; Harry Caudill, the Kentucky lawyer who awakened the nation to the tragedy of Appalachia; and David Plowden, a present-day photographer of vanishing America. Different as they are from each other, McCullough’s subjects have in common a rare vitality and sense of purpose. These are brave companions: to each other, to David McCullough, and to the reader, for with rare storytelling ability McCullough brings us into the times they knew and their very uncommon lives.
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The Path Between the Seas

The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914

Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074320137X

Category: History

Page: 698

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The National Book Award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough. From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Truman, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first-rate drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of this grand enterprise. The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. Applying his remarkable gift for writing lucid, lively exposition, McCullough weaves the many strands of the momentous event into a comprehensive and captivating tale. Winner of the National Book Award for history, the Francis Parkman Prize, the Samuel Eliot Morison Award, and the Cornelius Ryan Award (for the best book of the year on international affairs), The Path Between the Seas is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, the history of technology, international intrigue, and human drama.
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The Wright Brothers

Author: Pamela Duncan Edwards

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786819515

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

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The Wright boys' interest in flying began with a toy given to them when they were small children. As young men, they first opened a printing shop and then a bicycle shop, all the while experimenting with how to design a flying machine. Finally they achieved their incredible goal-man's first powered flight. In this accessible picture book with a "House that Jack Built" approach, young readers are gradually introduced to all the steps that led up to the Wright brother's remarkable historic accomplishment.
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The Wright Brothers

Author: Elizabeth MacLeod,Andrej Krystoforski

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1554530539

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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The Wright Brothers

First in Flight

Author: Tara Dixon-Engel,Mike Jackson

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402749544

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 124

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A biography of the Wright brothers, who became famous as the inventors of the airplane.
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