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As young men, Orville and Wilbur Wright had a dream. They believed that one day people would fly, and they were determined to be the first. Despite setbacks that would have discouraged many inventors, the Wright brothers' dream came true. From a windy sand dune near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they made a short 36-meter flight -- and flew into aviation history. This biography in the Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History series uses photographs, newspaper clippings, maps, quotes and drawings to explore the Wright brothers' struggles. Also included are timelines of their lives and the history of flight, and a listing of pertinent Web sites.
On December 17, 1903, in just 12 seconds the world changed forever. This unique and engaging profile explores the Wright brothers' struggles to bring their dream of flight to life. Includes two time lines, one of the brothers' lives and one on the history of flight, as well as a listing of pertinent Web sites.