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Who Were the Wright Brothers?

Who Were the Wright Brothers?

  • Author: James Buckley, Jr.,Who HQ
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0399540105
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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As young boys, Orville and Wilbur Wright loved all things mechanical. As young men, they gained invaluable skills essential for their success by working with printing presses, bicycles, motors, and any sort of machinery they could get their hands on. As adults, the brothers worked together to invent, build, and fly the world’s first successful airplane. This is the fascinating story of the two inventors and aviation pioneers who never lost sight of their dream: to fly, and to soar higher!

The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers

  • Author: David McCullough
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476728747
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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Chronicles the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the Wright brothers, sharing insights into the disadvantages that challenged their lives and their mechanical ingenuity. By the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of Truman.

How We Invented the Airplane

How We Invented the Airplane

An Illustrated History

  • Author: Orville Wright
  • Publisher: Dover Transportation
  • ISBN: 9780486256627
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 87
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Filled with rare photographs and featuring accounts written by the Wright Brothers themselves, this fascinating firsthand history covers the brothers' early experiments, their construction of planes and motors, the first test flights, life after Kitty Hawk, and much more. Introduction and commentary by Fred C. Kelly. 76 black-and-white photographs.

The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Pelangi ePublishing Sdn Bhd
  • ISBN: 9674310762
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 32
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This book is suitable for children age 9 and above. The names Orville and Wilbur Wright will always be remembered and associated with aeroplanes. This is the story of their lives. The story of the difficulties they faced and how they persevered and succeeded in building the world's first successful aeroplane.

Wright Brothers, Wrong Story

Wright Brothers, Wrong Story

How Wilbur Wright Solved the Problem of Manned Flight

  • Author: William Hazelgrove
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • ISBN: 1633884597
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 332
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This book is the first deconstruction of the Wright brothers myth. They were not -- as we have all come to believe--two halves of the same apple. Each had a distinctive role in creating the first "flying machine." How could two misanthropic brothers who never left home, were high-school dropouts, and made a living as bicycle mechanics have figured out the secret of manned flight? This new history of the Wright brothers' monumental accomplishment focuses on their early years of trial and error at Kitty Hawk (1900-1903) and Orville Wright's epic fight with the Smithsonian Institute and Glenn Curtis. William Hazelgrove makes a convincing case that it was Wilbur Wright who designed the first successful airplane, not Orville. He shows that, while Orville's role was important, he generally followed his brother's lead and assisted with the mechanical details to make Wilbur's vision a reality. Combing through original archives and family letters, Hazelgrove reveals the differences in the brothers' personalities and abilities. He examines how the Wright brothers myth was born when Wilbur Wright died early and left his brother to write their history with personal friend John Kelly. The author notes the peculiar inwardness of their family life, business and family problems, bouts of depression, serious illnesses, and yet, rising above it all, was Wilbur's obsessive zeal to test out his flying ideas. When he found Kitty Hawk, this desolate location on North Carolina's Outer Banks became his laboratory. By carefully studying bird flight and the Rubik's Cube of control, Wilbur cracked the secret of aerodynamics and achieved liftoff on December 17, 1903. Hazelgrove's richly researched and well-told tale of the Wright brothers' landmark achievement, illustrated with rare historical photos, captures the excitement of the times at the start of the "American century."

Inside the Wright Brothers

Inside the Wright Brothers

Flight Is Possible

  • Author: John Passfield
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1425957021
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 208
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This novel, Inside the Wright Brothers: Flight is Possible, presents the Wright Brothers as idealists who build a dream out of the nuts and bolts of their everyday reality. There is a hard core of steel in the Wrights that, however compassionate, polite, accommodating and modest they appear to be to other people, is the straight arrow that allows them to see their life's work clearly, to make every decision and action move towards the achievement of their goal, and to seldom make false judgments or false gestures that would cause them to deviate from their true course. The assurance that guides the brothers is that quality in creative people that allows them to work towards their life's goal no matter who or what encourages or discourages them, advances them or retards them, promotes them or disparages them. Familiarity with the Wright Brothers story has made the invention of the world's first airplane seem to have a fairy-tale ambiance which is divorced from the sweat and anxiety of everyday life. This assumption of an effortless invention process is actually a hold-over from the initial response to their accomplishment by the people of the Wright Brothers' own time. While suitably impressed with the achievement of the Wright Brothers, the people of the early 20th Century remained unaware of the complex process that the Wright Brothers had actually gone through in order to produce such amazing results. The lack of appreciation of the complexity of the invention process is a result of the pronouncements of "aviation experts" of the time who failed to appreciate the magnitude of the Wright accomplishment for two reasons: an inability to imagine the number and complexity of the challengesthat the Wrights had found solutions to, and a desire to limit the Wright's legal hold over their inventions in light of what promised to be a great financial future for the new innovation. In effect, while the public of the early 20th Century marveled at the invention of the airplane, and gave full credit to the Wright Brothers, many "aviation experts"assumed that the Wright Brothers' contribution to the invention process had involved nothing more complicated than a little tinkering with the ideas of those who were better qualified - by education and by academic eminence - to invent the airplane. True appreciation of the wonder of the Wright Brothers' contribution to the invention of controlled, human-piloted, powered flight has been reserved for the detailed historical and aeronautical researches and studies of our own time. It is here, a century after the Wright Brothers' accomplishment, that the mythical story - of small-town bicycle mechanics astonishing the world with a feat as impressive as the boy Arthur pulling the sword from the stone - and the modern story of painstaking scientific research and development - of problem, theory, experiment and solution - come together. The novel explores the tenacity which allows the Wright Brothers to cling with an eagle's talons to the single idea that human flight is possible.

The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers

The Birth of Modern Aviation

  • Author: Anna Sproule
  • Publisher: Blackbirch Press, Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781567113280
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
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A biography of the brothers who made the world's first flight in a power-driven, heavier-than-air machine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903.

The Wright Brothers Fly

The Wright Brothers Fly

  • Author: Robyn O'Sullivan
  • Publisher: National Geographic Books
  • ISBN: 9781426301889
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 40
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A short account of the brothers who were aviation pioneers.

The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers

Inventors of the Airplane

  • Author: Bernard Ryan
  • Publisher: Children's Press
  • ISBN: 9780531122549
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 128
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Presents a biography of the bicycle makers whose fascination with flight led them to build and fly the world's first successful aircraft powered by an engine and controlled by a pilot.

The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age

The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age

  • Author: Tom D. Crouch,Peter L. Jakab
  • Publisher: National Geographic
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 240
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Presents a biography of the Wright brothers, focusing on their systematic research of flight mechanics which proved the key to their success.