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This handsomely illustrated book tells the story of two twentieth-century heroes who fashioned from the raw materials of ingenuity and ambition a legacy that will live forever in aviation history. Aided by over 100 rarely seen photographs from the Wright brothers' personal collection, the authors tell the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright: how they went from operating a printing shop and bicycle store in Dayton, Ohio, to ushering in the Age of Flight; why Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, was chosen as the site of their initial experiments; and how Orville made the crucial discovery that led to man's first powered, sustained, controlled airplane flight on December 17, 1903.

Publication Date

2002

Publisher

Roberts Rinehart Publishers

City

Lanham

Kitty Hawk and Beyond: The Wright Brothers and the Early Years of Aviation: A Photographic History


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Kitty Hawk and Beyond: The Wright Brothers and the Early Years of Aviation: A Photographic History