The Wright Brothers (Thorndike Press Large Print Popular and Narrative Nonfiction Series)
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David McCullough has been widely acclaimed as a "master of the art of narrative history," "a matchless writer." He is twice winner of the National Book Award, twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize. . McCullough's most recent book, "1776", the number one "New York Times" national bestseller in both hardcover and paperback, has been called, "brilliantpowerful," "a classic." Th
Lessons from the past, lessons for the future Ash Jogalekar David McCullough is one of the preeminent American historians of our times, the deft biographer of John Adams and Harry Truman, and in this book he brings his wonderful historical exposition and storytelling skills to the lives of the Wright brothers. So much is known about these men that they have . Paul Dueweke said “The Wright Brothers” is a serious review of that history. McCullough has written a serious and riveting review of the lives of Wilbur and Orville. His writing style is concise, thorough, and unpretentious. I was able to read it easily and enjoyably and learned many things about the Wright family that I didn’t know. The book was thus valuable to me.FA. Kindle Customer said Not as good as the early books.. I have all of David McCullough's books and particularly like his early work such as "The Great Bridge" and "The Path Between the Seas". I had hoped for some new insight into the Wrights but found little that hasn't been covered before. If one isn't familiar with how the brothers achieved their goal
An Best Book of May 2015: Most people recognize the famous black-and-white photo of the Wright brothers on a winter day in 1903, in a remote spot called Kitty Hawk, when they secured their place in history as the first to fly a motor-powered airplane. But the brothers soon realized that theory was no match for practical testing, and they repeatedly risked life and limb in pursuit of their goal—including when Orville fractured a leg and four ribs in a 75-foot plunge to the ground. – Manfred Collado. McCullough’s narration of ventures such as this—their famous first flight at Kitty Hawk; the flight in Le Mans, France that propelled the brothers to interna
Originally published: New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015.