Long a fan of David McCullough I looked forward to reading this book and while I thought it very good and really did enjoy it I wouldn’t rate it up there with his Panama Canal or Truman top shelf efforts. Also it’s much shorter than other titles I’ve read. The books conclusion left me wanting to know much more beyond 1910 or 1912. He certainly included histories beyond those dates but I know there’s much, much more to learn as Orville lived until 1948. I’m hoping to locate author Fred Howard’s book on the same subject entitled Wilbur and Orville : A Biography of the Wright Brothers. Mr. Howard worked at the Library of Congress and was involved in research and editing the Wright Brother papers. Reviews of his book look are good and my understanding is it continues in depth well past Wilbur’s death in 1912 where Mr. McCullough’s book is brief in my opinion. Still I ready did enjoy David McCullough’s book and highly recommend it.

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