David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story of the courageous brothers who
taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina two brothers from Ohio, changed history. These bicycle mechanics attributed their success through courage and determination to their upbringing. Their preacher father had books and they never stopped reading, both having ceaseless curiosity. Wilbur was a genius and Orville had such mechanical ingenuity few had ever seen. Having only high school, no money, no contacts in high places, they undertook their “mission” even with the reality of being killed. As problems arose their sister Katherine contributed to their success. The Wright Papers provided much of the documentation for this profoundly American story of heroes.
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