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The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age 

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The official companion volume to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the famous flight at Kitty Hawk, this richly illustrated book unfolds the strange and fascinating story of Orville and Willbur Wright and their race to perfect human flight. In moving prose, Tom D. Crouch and Peter L. Jakab explain the Wrights' obsessions, achievements, and moments of history-making success. They paint a vivid portrait of the two eccentric geniuses and the world of pioneering aviation in which they operated. Poignant archival photographs throughout the book evoke that world where ox carts and airplanes co-existed and where two determined brothers from Dayton were feted by presidents and kings.

  • 256 pages; 110 rare archival black-and-white photographs
  • 10" x 10"
  • Hardcover
  • © 2004

"With 100 archival photographs, this work offers the most comprehensive portrait of these ingenious brothers yet written."—Booklist