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The Resource The Wright brothers, by David McCullough

The Wright brothers, by David McCullough

Label
The Wright brothers
Title
The Wright brothers
Statement of responsibility
by David McCullough
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The story of "the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly, Wilbur and Orville Wright"--Provided by publisher
  • On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the age of flight began with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. McCullough tells the surprising, profoundly American story of Wilbur and Orville Wright: men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity, much of which they attributed to their upbringing. Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. McCullough draws private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers' story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
PSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCullough, David G
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wright, Orville
  • Wright, Wilbur
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautics
Label
The Wright brothers, by David McCullough
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- The dream takes hold -- Where the winds blow -- Unyielding resolve -- December 17, 1903 -- Out at Huffman prairie -- A capital exhibit A -- Triumph at Le Mans -- The crash -- A time like no other -- Causes for celebration
Control code
ocn897424190
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Extent
320 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476728742
Lccn
2014046049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476728742
  • (OCoLC)897424190
  • (Sirsi) b13478163
Label
The Wright brothers, by David McCullough
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- The dream takes hold -- Where the winds blow -- Unyielding resolve -- December 17, 1903 -- Out at Huffman prairie -- A capital exhibit A -- Triumph at Le Mans -- The crash -- A time like no other -- Causes for celebration
Control code
ocn897424190
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Extent
320 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476728742
Lccn
2014046049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476728742
  • (OCoLC)897424190
  • (Sirsi) b13478163

Library Locations

    • McCracken County Public LibraryBorrow it
      555 Washington Street, Paducah, KY, 42003, US
      37.0841169 -88.5988375
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