David McCullough's The Wright Brothers is a detailed biographical account of Wilbur and Orville Wright and their journey and achievements in the early, burgeoning world of human aviation. A strong, close-knit family and a natural love for learning and tinkering set the Wright brothers on their path to historical greatness from a young age. Always rife with ingenuity, the Wright brothers preceded their flight endeavors as bicycle mechanics, owning their own successful shop in their hometown of Dayton, Ohio. They absorbed heavy amounts of aviation literature and theory and were inspired by the works of past innovators to solve the issues of human flight and break down the barrier between land and sky.
Wilbur and Orville, who financed their experiments from their meager earnings at the bicycle shop, built their machines from engines, wings, and propellers they had to design and manufacture themselves....
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