Birdmen : The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies. / Lawrence Goldstone.
- ISBN: 9780345538048 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
|Summary, etc.:|| From acclaimed historian Lawrence Goldstone comes a thrilling narrative of courage, determination, and competition: the story of the intense rivalry that fueled the rise of American aviation. The feud between this nation's great air pioneers, the Wright Brothers and Glenn Curtiss, was a collision of unyielding and profoundly American personalities. On one side, a pair of tenacious siblings who together had solved the centuries-old riddle of powered, heavier-than-air flight. On the other, an audacious motorcycle racer whose innovative aircraft became synonymous in the public mind with death-defying stunts. For more than a decade, they battled each other in court, at air shows, and in the newspapers. The outcome of this contest of wills would shape the course of aviation history--and take a fearsome toll on the men involved. Birdmen sets the engrossing story of the Wrights' war with Curtiss against the thrilling backdrop of the early years...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Ballantine Books, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 7447 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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