The Wright brothers
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- ISBN: 1442376082
- ISBN: 9781442376083
8 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, c2015.
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|Subject:||Aeronautics United States Biography
Aeronautics United States History 20th century
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912
Wright, Orville 1871-1948
- Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2015 July #1
Most Americans learn at a young age about the Wright Brothers and their momentous flight at Kitty Hawk, NC, in 1906 but know little beyond the basic facts. Now McCullough (Truman) brings readers the story of how the brothers, with only high school educations, were able successfully to design, build, and fly the first heavier-than-air machine carrying a human. Although the book starts out slowly, it gains momentum as McCullough takes readers step by step through the invention and early flights, especially at Kitty Hawk, to the exciting times later when the brothers flew ever higher and longer for large crowds in France and England as well as in the United States, risking their lives with each attempt. Both brothers sustained injuries in serious crashes. The author, a flight enthusiast himself, does a capable job narrating. VERDICT This book will appeal to McCullough's many fans, to history buffs, and to readers interested in a story that celebrates the American Dream. ["Highly recommended for academicians interested in the history of flight, transportation, or turn-of-the-century America; general readers; and all libraries": LJ 4/1/15 starred review of the S. & S. hc.]âNancy R. Ives, SUNY at Geneseo[Page 45]. (c) Copyright 2015 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.