The Wright Brothers★★★ by David McCullough
I always knew that the Wright Brothers were the first in powered flight, however, I didn't know that they had to create their own engines and propellers, nor did I know that the US Government of the time was so stupid that they didn't see any benefit in manned flight. It is satisfying to know that the Wright Brothers were very family oriented as well as extremely patriotic and that they worked tirelessly to get the US to be the buyer of their invention rather than a European power.
DATE READ: January 4 - January 5
NO. OF PAGES: 585
Type of Book: audiobook
SOURCE: Audio stockpile