Bishops Boys: A Life Of Wilbur And Orville Wright by Tom D CrouchBishops Boys: A Life Of Wilbur And Orville Wright by Tom D Crouch

Bishops Boys: A Life Of Wilbur And Orville Wright

byTom D Crouch

Paperback | March 25, 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.
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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Title:Bishops Boys: A Life Of Wilbur And Orville WrightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 9.18 × 6.13 × 1.01 inPublished:March 25, 2003Publisher:WW Norton

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ISBN - 10:039330695X

ISBN - 13:9780393306958

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Crouch (A Dream of Wings) interweaves family drama with the history of aviation in a riveting saga of ingenuity, competing claims, public adulation and technical innovation".--Publishers Weekly. Photographs

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"Crouch interweaves family drama with the history of aviation in a riveting saga of ingenuity, competing claims, public adulation and technical innovation."