The Bishop's Boys: A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright

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W. W. Norton, Apr 17, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 608 pages
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The reissue of this definitive biography heralds the one-hundredth anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight.

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.

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For the Boys This story is an excellent read by Tim Crouch. It's obvious from the very beginning that the author thoroughly researched the source materials on the Wright brothers. What drew my ... Read full review

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For the Boys This story is an excellent read by Tim Crouch. It's obvious from the very beginning that the author thoroughly researched the source materials on the Wright brothers. What drew my ... Read full review

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Tom D. Crouch, author of The Bishop's Boys and A Dream of Wings, is senior curator of the aeronautics division at the National Air & Space Museum. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia.

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