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ISBN#9780684856889
BIB ID#833914
Call# B Wright T

To conquer the air

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New York : Free Press, c2003. (A6-03/04)
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Description
ix, 433 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary
Prologue: Decoration Day, 1899 -- "The Edge of Wonder" -- "A Slight Possibility" -- "Some Practical Experiments" -- "Truth and Error Intimately Mixed" -- "The Possibility of Exactness" -- "A Thousand Glides" -- "Our Turn to Throw" -- Interlude -- "What Hath God Wrought?" -- "The Clean Air of the Heavens" -- "A Flying Machine at Anchor" -- "A World of Trouble" -- "The Light on Glory's Plume" -- "The Greatest Courage and Achievements". Based on extraordinary research in the rich archives of American aviation, and written by one of the nation's most gifted narrative historians, "To Conquer the Air" brings to life one of history's most exciting contests.

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Summary/Annotation ->  A history of the first-flight race documents the efforts of such Wright brothers' competitors as the Smithsonian's Samuel Pierpont Langley, Glenn Curtiss, and Alexander Graham Bell.

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