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Wright brothers, wrong story, how Wilbur Wright solved the problem of manned flight, by William Hazelgrove

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Wright brothers, wrong story, how Wilbur Wright solved the problem of manned flight, by William Hazelgrove
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
resource.biographical
collective biography
Illustrations
platesillustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Wright brothers, wrong story
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1028821113
Responsibility statement
by William Hazelgrove
Sub title
how Wilbur Wright solved the problem of manned flight
Summary
"This book is the first deconstruction of the Wright Brothers' myth. They were not -- as we have all come to believe--two halves of the same apple. Each had a distinctive role in creating the first 'flying machine'."--Provided by publisherHow did two high-school dropouts figure out the secret of manned flight? Hazelgrove reveals the differences in Orville and Wilbur Wright's personalities and abilities. He examines how the Wright brothers myth was born when Wilbur Wright died early and left his brother to write their history with personal friend John Kelly. Though Orville's role was important, he generally followed his brother's lead and assisted with the mechanical details to make Wilbur's vision a reality. Hazelgrove shows that, at Kitty Hawk, Wilbur cracked the secret of aerodynamics and achieved liftoff on December 17, 1903. -- adapted from jacket
Table Of Contents
The Wright myth -- Preflight -- The biographer 1942-- The letter 1948 -- The murderer 1884 -- Steam bugs 1896 -- Typhoid 1896 -- Inventors 1900 -- School of one 1900 -- Flight -- The pilgrim 1900 -- The Wright sister 1900 -- Kill Devil Hills-October 18, 1900 -- The mentor 1901 -- Dangerous times 1901 -- Return to Kitty Hawk 1901 -- Wilbur unleashed 1901 -- Tunnel vision 1901 -- The Smithsonian 1902 -- The movable rudder 1902 -- United States patent office 1903 -- The Western Society of Engineers 1903 -- The great embarrassment 1903 -- Great things-September 23, 1903 -- The photograph-December 17, 1903 -- Landings -- Flyers or liars 1906 -- Death in the sky-September 17, 1908 -- Return to Eden 1908 -- The injunction 1910 -- Warped by the desire for great wealth 1911 -- Final flight 1912 -- The great flood 1914 -- To fly again 1914 -- Hammondsport, New York 1914 -- Middle of the Atlantic Ocean 1928 -- A test of wills 1930 -- The lone eagle 1934 -- The battle of Britain 1940 -- The authorized biography 1943 -- Washington, DC 1943 -- Mabel Beck 1948 -- Wright brothers, wrong story
Target audience
adult
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