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The Published Writings of Wilbur and Orville Wright (Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series) Hardcover – April 17, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-1560989387 ISBN-10: 1560989386 Edition: 1ST

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Smithsonian; 1ST edition (April 17, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560989386
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560989387
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,692,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Nearly 70 technical and popular articles, speeches, interviews, letters, and other writing by the brothers span from their experiments with gliders at the beginning of the 20th-century to Orville’s death in 1948. . . . Jakab, a curator of early aviation at the National Air and Space Museum, and Young, with the Wright Experience organization . . . annotate the material thoroughly.”—Book News --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Peter L. Jakab is curator of early aviation at the National Air and Space Museum and the author of Visions of a Flying Machine: The Wright Brothers and the Process of Invention (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1990). He lives in Virginia.

Rick Young is co-founder of the Wright Experience, an organization that researches, designs, constructs, and tests reproductions of the Wright brothers' aircraft. He also lives in Virginia. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gerald R. Conover on April 8, 2002
Format: Hardcover
If you are studying Wright Fliers for the first time, or are an avid consumer of aviation history, this book will do wonders for your understandings of the Wright Brothers and their time in history. If you have already read Kelly, McFarland, and Crouch, you will find a new and revitalized interest.
Jakab and Young combine their talents and knowledge of aviation history to weave a few new bits of enlightening knowledge. Their explanations and corrections, that they cite, show that they have put a great deal of time into "getting a few things straight". They do a really nice job of tactfully showing the errors in other publications, giving credit where credit is due and help to put things in a proper light. You will enjoy the ride.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr.Bill on January 18, 2011
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An excellent collection of thoughts and plans on how the Wright Brothers
succeded in the conquest of the sky.
It is as if you are with them one hundred and ten years ago.
Now you will know the "Rest of the Story"!!!
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