Dawn Over Kitty Hawk: The Novel of the Wright Brothers (2020)

Dawn Over Kitty Hawk: The Novel of the Wright Brothers Walter J. Boyne Dawn Over Kitty Hawk The Novel of the Wright Brothers The names Wilbur and Orville Wright stand out in history as the inventors of the airplane but lost in history are those who in the closing years of the nineteenth century and the first years of the t
  • Title: Dawn Over Kitty Hawk: The Novel of the Wright Brothers
  • Author: Walter J. Boyne
  • ISBN: 9780765304711
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Hardcover
Dawn Over Kitty Hawk: The Novel of the Wright Brothers Walter J. Boyne The names Wilbur and Orville Wright stand out in history as the inventors of the airplane, but lost in history are those who in the closing years of the nineteenth century and the first years of the twentieth shared the same passion to develop the first powered aircraft Some spent entire lives and fortunes chasing the dream, including men like the embittered Augustus HerThe names Wilbur and Orville Wright stand out in history as the inventors of the airplane, but lost in history are those who in the closing years of the nineteenth century and the first years of the twentieth shared the same passion to develop the first powered aircraft Some spent entire lives and fortunes chasing the dream, including men like the embittered Augustus Herring, who d flown a heavier than air machine for several seconds in 1898 the pompous Samuel Pierpont Langley, of the Smithsonian Institution, who was backed by the US War Department, and even the legendary American inventor Alexander Graham Bell These men, along with European competitors such as Louis Bl riot, chased what many believed to be the impossible dream of manned, powered flight But the Wright Brothers were the first to succeed, thanks to a combination of courage, genius, and downright stubbornness Many followed in their footsteps, including such arch competitors as Glenn Curtiss.The Wright Brothers father was a huge factor who dominated their lives, trying to control their every thought and action A bishop of the United Brethren Church, Milton Wright wanted his sons to succeed in their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, not risk their lives Bishop Wright saw no reason for his sons to risk everything on an isolated, windy beach in faraway North Carolina a beach called Kitty Hawk He tried to quash their dream, but Orville and Wilbur rebelled, ultimately proving the impossible by flying on December 17, 1903 They brought the dawn of aviation, the industry that dominated the twentieth century and set the stage for the space race.
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One thought on “Dawn Over Kitty Hawk: The Novel of the Wright Brothers

  1. Deanna Lack

    I ve been to the Wright Memorial at Kitty Hawk, and highly recommend that visit if you re not far from the outer banks But, naturally, the info you get there is all about the visits to NC and the historic date of the actual first flight.I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this book goes beyond that You get a lot of details about the other people who were competing with the Wright brothers to be first in the air, and the book doesn t end on December 17, 1903 what was life like after the f [...]

  2. Ralph McEwen

    A interesting look at just how difficult it was to build a flying machine when there was nothing to start with It also offers a look into the Wright s family and how the brothers loved each other and their family There is the interesting interplay with others who a trying to build heavier than air flyers I enjoyed this book very much.

  3. Peter

    I was skeptical of the recreated dialogue at first, which shows up early in the book, but it turns out the author does not lean too heavily on what must be mostly imagined dialogue, and instead tells the story in smooth third party narration which is based on letters and records and is reliable He also brings to light facts that I had not seen in other books, for example, the plot of Bloum against Wilber, and Orville s idea to fix the balance problem on their Flyer by extending the elevator furt [...]

  4. Todd Burleson

    I ve read pretty much everything written about the Wright Brothers, but this book was different For the first time I feel like I know the brothers in a way I never had Like any good book of historical fiction, you know how it ends, but it didn t stop me from cheering them on I read this book in three days and if I could have stayed awake non stop would have done so in 24 hours If you are a fan of the Wright Brothers this is for you

  5. Mike

    I don t know seemed interesting then when I got into it I really lost interest as the story had a lot of added fluff to make it a proper novel I just rather have something factual I guess they are definitely a set of brothers which deserve to have much written about them, but I wouldn t do it this way

  6. Jane Baker

    An interesting historical novel that tries to fill in the gaps that are provide by history with fiction Because I have spent many summers on Hatteras Island, which is near Kitty Hawk, I enjoyed reading about the way things were in a place I am familiar with today The story is nicely told, but not too terribly exciting, unless you are into the history of flight or the Kitty Hawk area.

  7. Keith

    Good novel of the Wright Brothers and how they managed to achieve heavier than air powered flight.I have also read a couple of histories about them earlier The Bishop s Boys by Tom Crouch, is a good one.

  8. Ellen Marchessault

    Lots of mechanical details, but an enjoyable read, especially since I visited Kitty Hawk last fall Now on to the new McCullough biography

  9. Federico Kereki

    A very good story of the first years of aviation, including not only the Wright brothers, but their competitors as well A nice read, that reminded me of Martin Caidin s excellent books.

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