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The Wright Brothers: A Biography

The Wright Brothers: A Biography

By: Fred C. Kelly

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In this fascinating, highly readable biography, Fred C. Kelly, a former newspaperman, author, and an old friend of the Wrights, tells the story of the two brilliant, dedicated, flight-obsessed bicycle mechanics from Ohio who first realized mankind's age-old dream of conquering the skies. Long considered the definitive Wright biography (the manuscript was read and approved by Orville Wright), this book recounts the Wrights' small-town boyhood, their early interest in all things mechanical, the establishment of the Wright Cycle Shop, and the complete behind-the-scenes story of how they designed, built, tested, and flew (December 1903) the first "Flyer."
Enhanced with sixteen rare photographs, Mr. Kelly's engaging account avoids minute technical description, yet describes simply and clearly the technological innovations that enabled the two brothers to succeed where so many others had failed. Anyone interested in the mechanics of flight or early aviation will find this volume a splendid introduction to the Wright brothers and their epochal achievement.

Reprint of The Wright Brothers: A Biography Authorizedby Orville Wright, Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1943.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486260569
ISBN 139780486260563
Author/EditorFred C. Kelly
FormatBook
Page Count384
Dimensions5 3/8 x 8 1/2

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