Wilbur and Orville: A Biography of the Wright Brothers

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Courier Dover Publications, 1988 - Antiques & Collectibles - 530 pages
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Definitive, highly regarded study tells the full story of the brothers' lives and work before, during and after the historic flight at Kitty Hawk: early experiments and glider flights on Indiana sand dunes, exhilarating days on North Carolina's Outer Banks, the bitter patent fight that followed, Wilbur's untimely death, and more.
  

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Review: Wilbur and Orville: A Biography of the Wright Brothers

User Review  - Billy McCoy - Goodreads

This book was not what I expected though it turned out to be a good choice after all! Read full review

Review: Wilbur and Orville: A Biography of the Wright Brothers

User Review  - Tom Rowe - Goodreads

The good: It's an interesting story that I knew very little about. Talks a lot about other early pioneers in aviation. The bad: It goes into a lot of aeronautical details which the author explains ... Read full review

Contents

The House on Hawthorn Street
3
The Flying Men
15
In the Dunes of Indiana
21
The Twisted Box
30
A Perilous Passage
38
The Outer Banks
44
A TwoMan Association
54
The Camp at Big Hill
61
Nous sommes battus
256
Fort Myer
262
A Tragedy and a Comic Interlude
273
Camp dAuvours
282
The Homecoming
291
CrossCountry
299
Herring and Curtiss
307
The Races at Reims
314

Trade Secrets
68
ro WellDigging
78
Movable Wings
90
Two Talks
95
The First Flyer
104
A Race with the Weather
113
An Experiment in Aerodynamics
124
The First Four Flights
133
Fiction and Fact
141
The Year of the Fair
148
The Finished Flyer
160
A Bold Performance in California
171
2L The Thorn Tree
181
One Million Francs
186
Fame But Not Wealth
196
Bells Boys
209
The Brothers Abroad
215
A Letter of Information
229
Return to Kitty Hawk
239
Wilbur Has the jimjams
248
The Last Public Flights
319
The Patent Wars Begin
327
End of a Friendship
335
Exit Herring
346
The Exhibition Business
352
Who Invented Wingwarping?
362
Vin Fiz
371
Wilbur
376
Company President
386
The Aerodrome Affair
395
End of the Patent Wars
403
War Comes to Dayton
410
Orville Alone
421
A Feud and a Celebration
424
End of the Feud
435
Orvilles Shoes
442
Notes
447
Bibliography
515
Index
521
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About the author (1988)

Howard's career has ranged from farm work, technical teaching, Navy, defense research and engineering.

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