“The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough


David McCullough  is one of the literary giants of our time,  a 2 times Pulitzer prize winning author and story teller extraordinaire.   His latest book is a biography telling the dramatic story of the hard working, courageous Ohio born brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright who taught the world to fly.   From the New York Times

The Wrights story is one thoroughly researched in details of their lives but especially the 10 years of development of aviation. Each step is documented with journals and photographs detailing their dedication to a goal, working , thinking , planning and voracious reading of all things aviation.They were also dedicated users of the developed science of their time.

The Wrights  had a mid-life career change  after running a successful print shop, printing a newspaper , and more well known, running a bike shop. Finally, after much preparation, they tackled their passion and ultimately their life’s work of flying. Books on the Wright Brothers have traditionally been written  for young readers, I suppose to encourage and inspire them.  I think their story does the same for adults who might need be encouraged to follow  their dreams even later in life.

Wilbur was the visionary more curious than his brother, but both  changed the history of the world with their dedication, intelligence and perseverance.

The ratings of the public were 4.5* – 5*.

Be entertained and inspired!


About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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