Up, Up and Away! The Genius of the Wright Brothers

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Wilbur takes wing in the 1902 glider soon after the brothers’ return to Kitty Hawk in 1903. Their camp and shed stand alone in the distant wind-swept sands.

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough talks about Wilbur and Orville Wright, and the day they changed history. In The Wright Brothers, McCullough tells the human side of the Wright Brothers’ story, their bravery, genius and mechanical ingenuity, and the the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them.