The Published Writings of Wilbur and Orville Wright

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Smithsonian Institution, 21 jun. 2016 - 368 pagina's
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For the first time, nearly seventy of Wilbur and Orville Wright's published writings are brought together in a single, annotated reference. Spanning the decades from the brothers' turn-of-the-century experiments with gliders until Orville's death in 1948, the articles describe the design of their aircraft, early test flights, and camp life at Kitty Hawk. Because Wilbur's sudden death in 1912 ended any hope that the Wrights would produce a book of their own, the articles collected in this volume are their only published words.
 

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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.

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