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The Wright Brothers: The Remarkable Story of the Aviation Pioneers Who Changed the World

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The conquest of the air at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903, was one of the supreme achievements of the 20th century. On that day, two unknown bicycle mechanics, Wilbur and Orville Wright, launched the first successful powered airplane. They changed the world forever. In The Wright Brothers, Ian Mackersey gives us an intriguing new biography of these eccent ...more
Paperback, 554 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Little, Brown Book Group (first published October 1st 2003)
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John Maguire
Jan 02, 2013 John Maguire rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book. Well written, great insights, would have liked 5% more technical discussion around their discoveries. At the end left feeling slightly sorry for all concerned during this marvellous period around the invention of controlled flight. Well worth reading.
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Jul 07, 2008 Emtee rated it really liked it
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An excellent biography of the Wright Brothers, their family, and the entire experience of the invention of the airplane.
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A truly remarkable story, and well narrated by Mackersey.
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