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

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

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393306958
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/2003
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 606
Sales rank: 497,226
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

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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