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Early History of the Airplane (Illustrated)

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The book begins: "THOUGH the subject of aerial navigation is generally considered new, it has occupied the minds of men more or less from the earliest ages. Our personal interest in it dates from our childhood days. Late in the autumn of 1878 our father came into the house one evening with some object partly concealed in his hands, and before we could se
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Published May 28th 2015 (first published April 21st 2009)
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Kaj Samuelsson
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
This short book gave an insight into the Wright brothers and their passion for flying. It was more technical than I thought it would be, but still interesting, it described the trial and error of their predecessors and their more scientific approach. I think their first machine flew just as much on their skill as their will.
In any case, they were geniuses.
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The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who were credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903. From 1905 to 1907, the brothers devel ...more