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One day at Kitty Hawk : the untold story of the Wright brothers and the airplane

Author: John Evangelist Walsh
Publisher: New York : Crowell, [1975]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Walsh has created a dramatic, movement-by-movement account of the airplane's invention, development and testing. He shows why the myths about the Wright brothers arose and flourished.
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Named Person: Wilbur Wright; Orville Wright; Wilbur Wright; Orville Wright; Orville Wright; Wilbur Wright
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Evangelist Walsh
ISBN: 0690001037 9780690001037
OCLC Number: 1341400
Description: x, 305 pages, [9] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The long silence --
Wilbur Wright's lost decade --
The dream begins --
Something in the wing tips --
Kitty Hawk 1900 --
Kitty Hawk 1901 --
The promise of P(tang a)/P(90) --
Kitty Hawk 1902 --
The Flyer is built --
High noon at Kitty Hawk --
The story of the century--
almost --
The goings-on at Huffman's pasture --
Flying machine for sale --
A sensation of perfect peace --
The troubles of selling a secret --
Competition --
Wilbur Wright's triumph --
Kings of the air.
Responsibility: John Evangelist Walsh.

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Walsh has created a dramatic, movement-by-movement account of the airplane's invention, development and testing. He shows why the myths about the Wright brothers arose and flourished.

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