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Orville and Wilbur Wright were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity. When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable. Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. That they had no more than a public high school education and little money never stopped them in their mission to take to the air. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off, they risked being killed.
In this “enjoyable, fast-paced tale” (The
Economist), master historian David
McCullough “shows as never before how two Ohio
boys from a remarkable family taught the world
to fly” (The Washington Post) and
“captures the marvel of what the Wrights
accomplished” (The Wall Street Journal).
He draws on the extensive Wright family papers
to profile not only the brothers but their
sister, Katharine, without whom things might
well have gone differently for them. Essential
reading, this is “a story of timeless
importance, told with uncommon empathy and
fluency…about what might be the most
astonishing feat mankind has ever
accomplished…The Wright Brothers soars”
(The New York Times Book Review).