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The Wright Brothers: Even More Badass Than You Thought

For his new book, ‘The Wright Brothers, ‘¬≠Pulitzer Prize winner David ¬≠McCullough pored over newspaper articles, photographs, and more than 1,000 letters to create a gripping account of Wilbur and Orville’s quest to fly.

The usual picture of them is of a couple of bicycle mechanics from small-town America who got lucky and built an . They didn’t just get lucky. They realized that success didn’t mean just creating a machine. You have to know how to fly it. Before the Wrights, it was all theory.

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