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Dawn over Kitty Hawk
 
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Walter J. Boyne
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Dawn over Kitty Hawk

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Hardcover, 400 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by DIANE Publishing Company (first published May 16th 2003)
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Deanna Lack
I've been to the Wright Memorial at Kitty Hawk, and highly recommend that visit if you're not far from the outer banks. But, naturally, the info you get there is all about the visits to NC and the historic date of the actual first flight.

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this book goes beyond that. You get a lot of details about the other people who were competing with the Wright brothers to be first in the air, and the book doesn't end on December 17, 1903... what was life like after...more
Mike
I don't know. seemed interesting. then when I got into it I really lost interest as the story had a lot of added fluff to make it a proper "novel". I just rather have something more factual I guess. they are definitely a set of brothers which deserve to have much written about them, but I wouldn't do it this way.....
Todd Burleson
I've read pretty much everything written about the Wright Brothers, but this book was different. For the first time I feel like I 'know' the brothers in a way I never had. Like any good book of historical fiction, you know how it ends, but it didn't stop me from cheering them on. I read this book in three days and if I could have stayed awake non stop would have done so in 24 hours. If you are a fan of the Wright Brothers this is for you!
Jane Baker
An interesting historical novel that tries to fill in the gaps that are provide by history with fiction. Because I have spent many summers on Hatteras Island, which is near Kitty Hawk, I enjoyed reading about the 'way things were' in a place I am familiar with today. The story is nicely told, but not too terribly exciting, unless you are into the history of flight or the Kitty Hawk area.
Keith Slade
Good novel of the Wright Brothers and how they managed to achieve heavier than air powered flight.
I have also read a couple of histories about them earlier. The Bishop's Boys by Tom Crouch, is a good one.
Don
This book was much better than I thought it was going to be going into it ...
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