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The Bishop's Boys : A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright - Tom D. Crouch

The Bishop's Boys

A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright

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Published: 17th April 2003
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Brilliant, self-trained engineers, the Wright brothers had a unique blend of native talent, character, and family experience that perfectly suited them to the task of invention but left them ill-prepared to face a world of skeptics, rivals, and officials. Using a treasure trove of Wright family correspondence and diaries, Tom Crouch skillfully weaves the story of the airplane's invention into the drama of a unique and unforgettable family. He shows us exactly how and why these two obscure bachelors from Dayton, Ohio, were able to succeed where so many better-trained, better-financed rivals had failed.

"A pleasure... turns the magnifying lens on the clan and cultural roots of two unusual individuals....[Crouch] movingly--even beautifully--unfolds their story."--Washington Post Book World"[A] superb biography." "Crouch interweaves family drama with the history of aviation in a riveting saga of ingenuity, competing claims, public adulation and technical innovation."

ISBN: 9780393306958
ISBN-10: 039330695X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 17th April 2003
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7  x 2.8
Edition Number: 1