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

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Paperback 608 Pages / Published: 17/04/2003
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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.

Publisher: WW Norton & Co
ISBN: 9780393306958
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 750 g
Dimensions: 234 x 157 x 28 mm


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"A pleasure... turns the magnifying lens on the clan and cultural roots of two unusual individuals....[Crouch] movingly--even beautifully--unfolds their story."--Washington Post Book World"[A] superb biography."
"Crouch interweaves family drama with the history of aviation in a riveting saga of ingenuity, competing claims, public adulation and technical innovation."

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