THE WRIGHT BROTHERS
GESCHREVEN DOOR BY DAVID McCULLOUGH
In dit boek laat meester historicus David McCullough als nooit tevoren zien hoe twee jongens uit Ohio de wereld leerden te vliegen. Zijn verhaal is gebaseerd op het uitgebreide Wright familie archief.
On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two brothers—bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio—changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe that the age of flight had begun, with the first powered machine carrying a pilot.
Orville and Wilbur Wright were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity. When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable. Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. That they had no more than a public high school education and little money never stopped them in their mission to take to the air. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off, they risked being killed.
In this book master historian David McCullough shows as never before how two Ohio boys from a remarkable family taught the world to fly. He draws on the extensive Wright family papers to profile not only the brothers but their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them.
Het boek is nieuw, zachte kaft, 340 pagina’s, Engelse tekst.
ISBN : 978-1-4711-5911-4