The Wright Brothers


  • Author : David McCullough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-05-05
  • ISBN : 1476728747
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Chronicles the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the Wright brothers, sharing insights into the disadvantages that challenged their lives and their mechanical ingenuity. By the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of Truman.

Nation Maker


  • Author : Richard J. Gwyn
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release : 2012-08-21
  • ISBN : 0307356450
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

"#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER An exciting story, passionately told and rich in detail, this major biography is the second volume of the bestselling, award-winning John A- The Man Who Made Us, by well-known journalist and highly respected author Richard Gwyn. John A. Macdonald, Canada's first and most important prime minister, is the man who made Confederation happen, who built this country over the next quarter century, and who shaped what it is today. From Confederation Day in 1867, where this volume picks up, Macdonald finessed a reluctant union of four provinces in central and eastern Canada into a strong nation, despite indifference from Britain and annexationist sentiment in the United States. But it wasn't easy. The wily Macdonald faced constant crises throughout these years, from Louis Riel's two rebellions through to the Pacific Scandal that almost undid his government and his quest to find the spine of the nation- the railroad that would link east to west. Gwyn paints a superb portrait of Canada and its leaders through these formative years and also delves deep to show us Macdonald the man, as he marries for the second time, deals with the birth of a disabled child, an

Inside the Wright Brothers


  • Author : John Passfield
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2006-11-01
  • ISBN : 1425957021
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

This novel, Inside the Wright Brothers: Flight is Possible, presents the Wright Brothers as idealists who build a dream out of the nuts and bolts of their everyday reality. There is a hard core of steel in the Wrights that, however compassionate, polite, accommodating and modest they appear to be to other people, is the straight arrow that allows them to see their life's work clearly, to make every decision and action move towards the achievement of their goal, and to seldom make false judgments or false gestures that would cause them to deviate from their true course. The assurance that guides the brothers is that quality in creative people that allows them to work towards their life's goal no matter who or what encourages or discourages them, advances them or retards them, promotes them or disparages them. Familiarity with the Wright Brothers story has made the invention of the world's first airplane seem to have a fairy-tale ambiance which is divorced from the sweat and anxiety of everyday life. This assumption of an effortless invention process is actually a hold-over from the initial response to their accomplishment by the people of the Wright Brothers' own time. While suitably impressed with the achievement of the Wright Brothers, the people of the early 20th Century remained unaware of the complex process that the Wright Brothers had actually gone through in order to produce such amazing results. The lack of appreciation of the complexity of the invention process is a result of the pronouncements of "aviation experts" of the time who failed to appreciate the magnitude of the Wright accomplishment for two reasons: an inability to imagine the number and complexity of the challengesthat the Wrights had found solutions to, and a desire to limit the Wright's legal hold over their inventions in light of what promised to be a great financial future for the new innovation. In effect, while the public of the early 20th Century marveled at the invention of the airplane, and gave full credit to the Wright Brothers, many "aviation experts"assumed that the Wright Brothers' contribution to the invention process had involved nothing more complicated than a little tinkering with the ideas of those who were better qualified - by education and by academic eminence - to invent the airplane. True appreciation of the wonder of the Wright Brothers' contribution to the invention of controlled, human-piloted, powered flight has been reserved for the detailed historical and aeronautical researches and studies of our own time. It is here, a century after the Wright Brothers' accomplishment, that the mythical story - of small-town bicycle mechanics astonishing the world with a feat as impressive as the boy Arthur pulling the sword from the stone - and the modern story of painstaking scientific research and development - of problem, theory, experiment and solution - come together. The novel explores the tenacity which allows the Wright Brothers to cling with an eagle's talons to the single idea that human flight is possible.

Wilbur and Orville


  • Author : Fred Howard
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2013-04-26
  • ISBN : 0486320154
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Definitive, crisply written study tells the full story of the brothers' lives and work — from their early childhood and initial fascination with flight, the historic first flight at Kitty Hawk, more.

The Wright Brothers


  • Author : Fred Charters Kelly
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 1989-07-01
  • ISBN : 9780486260563
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

This authorized account has long been considered the definitive biography. Well documented, highly readable, and free of technical details, it describes boyhood interests, Kitty Hawk, first powered flights, and more. 16 photographs.

The Wright Brothers


  • Author : Elizabeth MacLeod,Andrej Krystoforski
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 1554530539
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

First Flight


  • Author : T. A. Heppenheimer
  • Publisher : Wiley
  • Release : 2003-02-12
  • ISBN : 9780471401247
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

An aviation expert uncovers the brilliance behind the first successful flight of an engine-powered plane In the centennial year of the Wright Brothers' first successful flight, acclaimed aviation writer T. A. Heppenheimer reexamines what Wilbur and Orville Wright achieved. In First Flight, he debunks the popular assumption that the Wrights were simple mechanics who succeeded by trial and error, demonstrating instead that they were true engineering geniuses. Heppenheimer presents the background that made possible the work of the Wrights and examines the work of Samuel P. Langley, a serious rival. He places their work within a broad historical context, emphasizing their contributions after 1903 and their convergence with ongoing aeronautical work in France. T. A. Heppenheimer (Fountain Valley, CA) has written extensively on aerospace, business, and the history of technology. His many books include Turbulent Skies: The History of Commercial Aviation (0-471-10961-4), Countdown: A History of Space Flight (0-471-14439-8), and A Brief History of Flight: From Balloons to Mach 3 and Beyond (0-471-34637-3), all from Wiley.

Reading Wonders Leveled Reader The Wright Brothers: Beyond Unit 5 Week 3 Grade 1


  • Author : DONALD BEAR,McGraw-Hill
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release : 2012-05-08
  • ISBN : 9780021196418
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

"Reading Wonders is the first and only reading program designed specifically for the Common Core State Standards for Reading/Language Arts. Combining research-based instruction with new tools to meet today's challenges, every component and every lesson is designed for effective and efficient CCSS instruction"--

The Wright Brothers


  • Author : Hourly History
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2017-11-22
  • ISBN : 9781977720177
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The Wright Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright have gone down in history as pioneers of flight and the inventors of the first airplane. This is the story of how their mechanical interest in printing presses and bicycles led them towards finding solutions to the conundrum of flight. Find out how their methodological research and innovative ideas set them apart from other inventors, and learn about the newspaper editors and scientists' reactions to the Wright brothers' achievement-the slow transformation of skepticism and disbelief to amazement. Inside you will read about... - The House at 7 Hawthorne Street - Flying on Two Wheels - The Dream of Flight - Three Gliders and a Windy Hill - The First Flight - Convincing the Skeptics - The Dawn of a New Era And much more! This is not only the story of the success of two determined brothers from Dayton, but it is the story of a new chapter of history.

Reading Wonders Leveled Reader The Wright Brothers: ELL Unit 5 Week 3 Grade 1


  • Author : DONALD BEAR,McGraw-Hill
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release : 2012-05-08
  • ISBN : 9780021197101
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

"Reading Wonders is the first and only reading program designed specifically for the Common Core State Standards for Reading/Language Arts. Combining research-based instruction with new tools to meet today's challenges, every component and every lesson is designed for effective and efficient CCSS instruction"--