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First flight : the Wright brothers and the invention of the airplane

Author: T A Heppenheimer
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An expert on aviation history challenges the idea that the Wright brothers were mere mechanics, upholding their place in history as great inventors and engineers who played an essential role in the evolution of modern aviation.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heppenheimer, T.A., 1947-
First flight.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2003
(OCoLC)606928695
Named Person: Wilbur Wright; Orville Wright; Orville Wright; Wilbur Wright; Orville Wright; Wilbur Wright; Wilbur (Ingenieur) Wright; Orville Wright; Wilbur Wright; Orville Wright
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T A Heppenheimer
ISBN: 0471401242 9780471401247
OCLC Number: 51868139
Description: 394 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Enter the Wrights --
Prophets with some honor --
Teachers and first lessons --
Hitting a wall --
"We now hold all the records!" --
Ambiguous success --
Return to Dayton --
Into the world --
Noon into twilight --
Inventiveness and invention.
Responsibility: T.A. Heppenheimer.
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Publishing in its centennial year, this title by aviation writer T.A. Heppenheimer looks at what Wilbur and Orville Wright achieved on December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina when they made  Read more...

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"Aviation writer Heppenheimer (A Brief History of Flight) delivers a thorough look at the Wright brothers..." (Publishers Weekly, January 6, 2003) "...will appeal to aviation scholars and Read more...

 
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