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The published writings of Wilbur and Orville Wright

Author: Wilbur Wright; Orville Wright; Peter L Jakab; Rick Young
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Institute, 2000.
Series: Smithsonian history of aviation series.
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"Peter L. Jakab and Rick Young bring together for the first time nearly seventy of Wilbur and Orville Wright's published writings into a single, annotated reference. Spanning the decades from the brothers' turn-of-the-century experiments with gliders until Orville's death in 1948, the articles describe the design of their aircraft, early test flights, and camp life at Kitty Hawk. Other pieces discuss technical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Archives
History
Sources
Named Person: Wilbur Wright; Orville Wright; Orville Wright; Wilbur Wright
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilbur Wright; Orville Wright; Peter L Jakab; Rick Young
ISBN: 1560989386 9781560989387
OCLC Number: 42049179
Description: xii, 318 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. "The Age of the Flying Machine had come": The Wrights Tell Their Story --
1. Statement by the Wright Brothers to the Associated Press --
2. Statement to the Aero Club of America --
3. Our Recent Experiments in North Carolina --
4. Our Aeroplane Tests at Kitty Hawk --
5. The Wright Brothers' Aeroplane --
6. Ohio in Aviation --
7. Presentation of Langley Medal to Messrs. Wilbur and Orville Wright --
8. The Earliest Wright Flights --
A Letter from Wilbur Wright --
9. A Letter from Orville and Wilbur Wright --
10. How We Made the First Flight --
11. My Narrowest Escape in the Air --
12. How I Learned to Fly --
13. The Work of Orville Wright --
14. Wright's First Statement since the War --
15. Orville Wright: An Interview --
16. Our Early Flying Machine Developments --
17. The Wright-Langley Controversy: Both Sides Presented by Orville Wright and Dr. Walcott --
18. Winged Pioneers: A Thumbnail History of Aviation by the Men Who Have Made It --
19. Why the 1903 Wright Airplane Is Sent to a British Museum --
20. Orville Wright Declines --
Naturally: With the Smithsonian These Days Life Is Just One Statement --
and Label --
after Another --
21. Wilbur Wright --
22. What's Going On Here? An Answer by Our Traveling Reporter, Fred C. Kelly --
23. Our Life in Camp at Kitty Hawk --
24. Orville Wright Ordered Return to America of Original Airplane --
25. Orville Wright --
"First Man to Fly" --
2. "Some Aeronautical Experiments": Technical Articles by the Wrights --
26. Angle of Incidence --
27. The Horizontal Position during Gliding Flight --
28. Some Aeronautical Experiments --
29. Experiments and Observations in Soaring Flight --
30. The Relations of Weight, Speed, and Power of Flyers --
31. Inverted Aeroplane Stresses --
32. Stability of Aeroplanes --
33. Possibilities of Soaring Flight --
3. "The Greatest of the Precursors": The Wrights Assess Their Contemporaries --
34. He Can Half Fly --
35. Air Ship Soon to Fly --
36. Wright's Statement Concerning Johnstone's Fatal Fall --
37. The Life and Work of Octave Chanute --
38. What Mouillard Did --
39. What Clement Ader Did --
40. Otto Lilienthal --
41. The Mythical Whitehead Flight --
4. "It is Never Safe to Prophesy": The Wrights on the Future of Aviation --
42. Flying as a Sport --
Its Possibilities --
43. The Aeroplane: What It Will Be Like in Five Years Time, Opinions of Prominent Aeroists --
44. The Future of the Aeroplane --
45. Flying from London to Manchester --
46. Airship Safe: Air Motoring No More Dangerous Than Land Motoring --
47. A Talk with Wilbur Wright --
48. W. Wright on Altitude and Fancy Flying --
49. In Honor of the Army and Aviation --
50. Wright Considers High Speed Too Dangerous --
51. Wilbur Wright Favors Reliability Tests --
52. Wright Finds Ocean Crossing Risky Now --
53. Flying Machines and the War --
54. Address by Orville Wright at the National Parks Conference, under the Auspices of the Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., January 5, the Day's Program Being Devoted to the Subject of "Motor Travel to the Parks", and under the Direction of the American Automobile Association --
55. The Safe and Useful Aeroplane --
56. Orville Wright Says 10,000 Aeroplanes Would End the War within Ten Weeks --
57. Says Aircraft Will Win War --
58. Wright to Make Aeros for Commercial Use --
59. The Future of Civil Flying --
60. Sporting Future of the Airplane: Reduced Landing Speeds an Essential Factor --
61. The Commercial Airplane --
62. Low-Speed Landing Is First Need of Aviation --
63. Inventor of the Airplane Details Some of Early Experiences in Radio Message to World --
64. Orville Wright Forecasts Aircraft Expansion --
65. What Is Ahead in Aviation: America's Foremost Leaders in Many Branches of Flying Give Remarkable Forecasts of the Future --
66. Sun Power Motor --
67. Orville Wright Foresees Great Progress in Next Decade --
68. Orville Wright Takes Look Back on 40 Years since First Flight; Despite Air War, Has No Regrets --
69. Wright Favors Free Competition on Postwar Foreign Air Routes. App. "Then we Quit Laughing": Witnesses to the Birth of Flight --
70. Then We Quit Laughing --
71. With the Wrights at Kitty Hawk: Anniversary of First Flight Twenty-five Years Ago --
72. I Was Host to Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk --
73. My Story of the Wright Brothers --
74. The First Airplane --
After 1903.
Series Title: Smithsonian history of aviation series.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited by Peter L. Jakab and Rick Young.

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"Peter L. Jakab and Rick Young bring together for the first time nearly seventy of Wilbur and Orville Wright's published writings into a single, annotated reference. Spanning the decades from the brothers' turn-of-the-century experiments with gliders until Orville's death in 1948, the articles describe the design of their aircraft, early test flights, and camp life at Kitty Hawk. Other pieces discuss technical subjects, such as airplane stability and the relationship of weight, speed, and power. As the airplane evolved, the brothers frequently commented on such subjects as the future of commercial aviation and air travel, sport flying, air safety, and military aviation."--BOOK JACKET.

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