9780393306958

BISHOP'S BOYS PA

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393306958

  • ISBN10:

    039330695X

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2003-04-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

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.

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