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The Bishop's Boys: A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright

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Publisher Comments:

Brilliant, self-trained engineers, the Wright brothers had a unique blend of native talent, character, and family experience that perfectly suited them to the task of invention but left them ill-prepared to face a world of skeptics, rivals, and officials. Using a treasure trove of Wright family correspondence and diaries, Tom Crouch skillfully weaves the story of the airplane's invention into the drama of a unique and unforgettable family. He shows us exactly how and why these two obscure bachelors from Dayton, Ohio, were able to succeed where so many better-trained, better-financed rivals had failed.

Synopsis:

The reissue of this definitive biography heralds the one-hundredth anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight.

Synopsis:

"Crouch (A Dream of Wings) interweaves family drama with the history of aviation in a riveting saga of ingenuity, competing claims, public adulation and technical innovation".--Publishers Weekly. Photographs.

About the Author

Tom D. Crouch, author of The Bishop's Boys and A Dream of Wings, is senior curator of the aeronautics division at the National Air & Space Museum. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393306958
Author:
Crouch, Tom D.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Aeronautics
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Aviation - History
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Wright, Wilbur
Subject:
Aviation - General
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 577-586.
Series Volume:
101-712
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 b/w photographs
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.2 x 1.1 in 1.67 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The reissue of this definitive biography heralds the one-hundredth anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight.
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