⁂ Early reader series ⁘ Book Author David McCullough ₄ ⁂ Early reader series ⁘ Book Author David McCullough ₄ An Best Book of May 2015 Most people recognize the famous black and white photo of the Wright brothers on a winter day in 1903, in a remote spot called Kitty Hawk, when they secured their place in history as the first to fly a motor powered airplane That brilliant moment is the cornerstone of the new masterful book by Pulitzer Prize winning historian David McCullough, who brings his deft touch with language and his eye for humanizing details to the unusually close relationship between a pair of brothers from Dayton, Ohio, who changed aviation history Bicycle shop owners by day, Wilbur and Orville taught themselves flight theory through correspondence with the Smithsonian and other experts But the brothers soon realized that theory was no match for practical testing, and they repeatedly risked life and limb in pursuit of their goalincluding when Orville fractured a leg and four ribs in a 75 foot plunge to the ground McCulloughs narration of ventures such as thistheir famous first flight at Kitty Hawk the flight in Le Mans, France that propelled the brothers to international fame the protracted patent battles back at home and the early death of elder brother Wilburwill immerse readers in the lives of the Wright family Like other great biographies before it, The Wright Brothers tells the story about the individuals behind the great moments in history, while never sacrificing beauty in language and reverence in tone Manfred ColladoA story of timeless importance, told with uncommon empathy and fluency A story, well told, about what might be the most astonishing feat mankind has ever accomplished The Wright Brothers soars Daniel Okrent The New York Times Book Review David McCullough has etched a brisk, admiring portrait of the modest, hardworking Ohioans who designed an airplane in their bicycle shop and solved the mystery of flight on the sands of Kitty Hawk, N.C He captures the marvel of what the Wrights accomplished and, just as important, the wonder felt by their contemporaries Mr McCullough is in his element writing about seemingly ordinary folk steeped in the cardinal American virtuesself reliance and can do resourcefulness Roger Lowenstein The Wall Street Journal McCullough takes the Wrights story aloft Concise, exciting, and fact packed Mr McCullough presents all this with dignified panache, and with detail so granular you may wonder how it was all collected Janet Maslin The New York Times McCulloughs magical account of the Wright Brothers early adventures enhanced by volumes of family correspondence, written records, and his own deep understanding of the country and the era shows as never before how two Ohio boys from a remarkable family taught the world to fly Reeve Lindbergh The Washington Post David McCulloughs The Wright Brothers is a story about two brothers and one incredible moment in American history But its also a story that resonates with anyone who believes deeply in the power of technology to change lives and the resistance some have to new innovations Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google A concise yet engaging biography With his ear for dialect and eye for detail, McCullough puts the Wrights in historical context, flushed out by vivid portraits of their loyal father and sister To learn history from a master storyteller is to relive the past Bruce Watson The San Francisco Chronicle An outstanding saga of the lives of two men who left such a giant footprint on our modern age Booklist starred review An enjoyable, fast paced tale A fun, fast ride The Economist A fluently rendered, skillfully focused study An educational and inspiring biography of seminal American innovators Kirkus Reviews McCullough s usual warm, evocative prose makes for an absorbing narrative he conveys both the drama of the birth of flight and the homespun genius of America s golden age of innovation Publishers Weekly McCullough shows the Wright brothers snubbed by the British as mere bicycle mechanics for the important technoscientists they were This work is their greast, eminently readable story Choice One of our Nation s most distinguished and honored historians, David McCullough has taken his own place in American history The United States honors David McCullough for his lifelong efforts to document the people, places, and events that have shaped America From The Presidential Medal of Freedom Citation Wright Brothers National Memorial US Park Service Wind, sand, and a dream of flight brought Wilbur Orville Wright to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where, after four years scientific experimentation, they achieved the first successful airplane flights on December , Cycle Works Seattle USA Home Map Directions Classes Fixed Gear Track Photos Links has been serving cycling community since We are unique bike shop, not only handling repairs every day commuters but also cyclocross, road racing, offroad, randonneurs Introduction 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