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The Wright Brothers: Legendary inventors. The Entire Life Story

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Narrated by: Jerry Beebe
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Why should anyone who is not interested in aviation or history be interested in the Wright brothers? What do their life and struggle have to add to the lives of the common person out there? Do world changers possibly have more in common with us than many of us realize? As you will listen to in this book, the Wright brothers encountered many challenges within their lives. The buzzwords of the business world today all encompass what the Wright brothers possessed in great abundance.

Inside, you’ll hear about:

  • Dreaming of the (propeller) blade
  • Developing the blade
  • Perfecting the blade
  • Protecting the blade
  • And much more!

The dream of flight was a lifelong pursuit for the Wright brothers. Their first experience with the pursuit of flight involved a child’s toy. They loved that toy and eventually broke it. How many hours did the brothers put into fixing that toy before achieving their goal of allowing it to fly again?

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  • Justin E. Huynh
  • 28-10-2019

good one

Awesome times are ahead. This tale has adventure with sexy characters and romance and lots of twists and turns. Amazing !!!

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  • Robert A. Bryant
  • 28-10-2019

Best informative.

This was my first book from this author and it was a good book. I’m rating it a four because of some things I didn’t find realistic. But other than that I recommend this book. I’m looking forward to the next!

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  • Hayden Palmer
  • 02-10-2019

Fantastic

Awesome books! I’m enjoying listening them as much as the kids are. I’ve recommended to others!

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  • Jordan Walters
  • 30-09-2019

Its a great life story.

Its a great life story. Great learning book. Very knowing content provided. Author give full approach for that. Its a very good book. Recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-07-2019

Best informative.

I bought this for my grandson and read it first. Well organized and holds your interest. I recommend this for young readers.

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  • Ronald A Gross
  • 20-07-2019

This is the first book my reluctant reader has rea

This is the first book my reluctant reader has really enjoyed. My 8 year old normally doesn't love reading, but will read this one silently for long stretches.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-07-2019

It was an easy read for my 7th grader, but she was

It was an easy read for my 7th grader, but she was fascinated to read this version of how the Wrights came to take flight!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-07-2019

Along with a model kit of the Wright brother's pla

Along with a model kit of the Wright brother's plane I gave this to my nephew. I thought the two together would give him a better appreciation of how ingenuity and perserverance can make big things happen.

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  • Dan M Cole
  • 20-07-2019

Another wonderful Landmark book.

Another wonderful Landmark book. Easy and enjoyable reading for a young child who is getting into biographies of people who made our country great.

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  • Hugh K Rose
  • 20-07-2019

My daughter and I loved this book. What an inspira

My daughter and I loved this book. What an inspiration to us all. The book teaches you to believe in yourself and you can conquer the world. This book is perfect for all ages and is a great way to get your child interested in reading.

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  • paul pickering
  • 03-03-2020

not a good read suggest you find alteranate book

this book is full of repatition to the point it becomes anoying, there is only about 20 mins of actual content about the write brothers, id suggest you find an alternate book that details more about the brothers & their achivments. be warned

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  • Seda
  • 28-10-2019

good one

This book is extraordinary ! Very well listen !I really enjoyed it! I listen it all in one shot, because I found it so diverting. I am anxious to find more books by the same author. recommend !!

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  • Gary VanSickle
  • 28-10-2019

Best informative.

Thanks so much for providing us with something as fun as it is educational. I simply can not wait to find the next one.

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  • Leo Morris
  • 01-10-2019

Excellent

The Biography of a Gentleman, The Inventor
I Admire the Most, from Past Time, a Greatly Gifted Individual with High Ideals, Principles and Values! Who's Sole Purpose was to Connect the World Trough His Numerous Inventions With a Positive Purpose...

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  • Jordan Walters
  • 01-10-2019

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Wilbur and Orville Wright have gone down in history as pioneers of flight and the inventors of the first airplane. This is the story of how their mechanical interest in printing presses and bicycles led them towards finding solutions to the conundrum of flight. Find out how their methodological research and innovative ideas set them apart from other inventors, and learn about the newspaper editors and scientists’ reactions to the Wright brothers’ achievement - the slow transformation of skepticism and disbelief to amazement.

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  • Dan M Cole
  • 19-07-2019

Through all of this, the Wright brothers remained

Through all of this, the Wright brothers remained as they were before the world paid the most intense attention to them. They were men of few words; they were modest but knew exactly what they had accomplished; they ferociously protected their invention from imitation; they asked noone to take risks with their machines that they did not take; they were not corrupted by praise or attention. They were quintessential Americans at the turn of the last century: they worked hard to achieve their success and did something that changed so much about the world around them.

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  • Sonia P Pippins
  • 19-07-2019

The first version of this machine, in 1903, was ru

The first version of this machine, in 1903, was rudimentary but incorporated all the elements that were needed to understand how to fly. Noone, anywhere in the world, had done this before. Many had tried, mostly dozens of Frenchmen who were similarly fascinated with the concept of air travel, but none were successful. Wilbur, the older brother, shipped the first versions of his craft to Paris and, at a small field on the outskirts of the city, showed the French what he and his brother had created: a machine that rose slowly into the air, sustained its flight for several minutes and then landed back on earth. This was the first demonstration of what the brothers had created. Substantial improvements flowed steadily out of the Wrights’ machine shop. Rudders became more sophisticated, an engine was attached to the aircraft. Gradually, speed and altitude were increased, with speeds reaching 80 miles an hour and altitude more than 2,000 feet within five or six years.

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  • Hugh K Rose
  • 19-07-2019

Two brothers from Ohio achieved what many at the t

Two brothers from Ohio achieved what many at the time thought was unachievable. Through their unwavering determination the Wright brothers invented the first airplane with money earned from their bicycle shop—they received no funding or financial assistance of any kind.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-07-2019

Now I know communication was slow in the early 19

Now I know communication was slow in the early 1900s, and photography a developing (pun intended) art and reporting/recording medium, but to have so few pictures of the process and the people and virtually no decipherable drawings or plans of both the eventual machine and the developed machines is hardly conscientious biography and history writing.

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  • Federico S Kennedy
  • 19-07-2019

It really brought home to me the saying that "An

It really brought home to me the saying that "An Aircraft is a series of compromises flying in close formation". Fascinating also is the ground covered by the author in the relationships of the brothers and their sister. McCullough shines a light on the brother's activities around Dayton, Ohio. McCullough definitely appears to be on a mission to re-introduce these early pioneers whose invention literally flew away from them in the next 100 years.