The Resource The Wright brothers, David McCullough

The Wright brothers, David McCullough

Label
The Wright brothers
Title
The Wright brothers
Statement of responsibility
David McCullough
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. Who were these men and how was it that they achieved what they did? Far more than a couple of unschooled Dayton bicycle mechanics who happened to hit on success, they were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity, much of which they attributed to their upbringing. The house they lived in had no electricity or indoor plumbing, but there were books aplenty, supplied mainly by their preacher father, and they never stopped reading. When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable. Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. That they had no more than a public high school education, little money and no contacts in high places, never stopped them in their mission to take to the air. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off in one of their contrivances, they risked being killed. Historian David McCullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers, including private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers' story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them
Summary
Chronicles the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the Wright brothers, sharing insights into the disadvantages that challenged their lives and their mechanical ingenuity
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2016.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10414789
Cataloging source
PSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCullough, David G
Dewey number
  • 629.130092/273
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wright, Orville
  • Wright, Wilbur
  • Haskell, Katharine Wright
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautics
  • Haskell, Katharine Wright
  • Wright, Orville
  • Wright, Wilbur
  • Aeronautics
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The Wright brothers, David McCullough
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The crash
  • A time like no other
  • Causes for celebration
  • Epilogue
  • Beginnings
  • The dream takes hold
  • Where the winds blow
  • Unyielding resolve
  • December 17, 1903
  • Out at Huffman prairie
  • A capital exhibit A
  • Triumph at Le Mans
Control code
ocn897424190
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
320 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476728742
Lccn
2014046049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024859379
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)897424190
Label
The Wright brothers, David McCullough
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The crash
  • A time like no other
  • Causes for celebration
  • Epilogue
  • Beginnings
  • The dream takes hold
  • Where the winds blow
  • Unyielding resolve
  • December 17, 1903
  • Out at Huffman prairie
  • A capital exhibit A
  • Triumph at Le Mans
Control code
ocn897424190
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
320 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476728742
Lccn
2014046049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024859379
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)897424190

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