The Resource The Wright brothers, David McCullough, (electronic resource)

The Wright brothers, David McCullough, (electronic resource)

Label
The Wright brothers
Title
The Wright brothers
Statement of responsibility
David McCullough
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.On December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wrigh́t??s Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why? David McCullough tells the extraordinary and truly American story of the two brothers who changed the world. Sons of an itinerant preacher and a mother who died young, Wilbur and Orville Wright grew up in a small side street in Dayton, Ohio, in a house that lacked indoor plumbing and electricity but was filled with books and a love of learning. The brothers ran a bicycle shop that allowed them to earn enough money to pursue their mission in life: flight. In the 1890s flying was beginning to advance beyond the glider stage, but there were major technical challenges that the Wrights were determined to solve. They traveled to North Caroliná??s remote Outer Banks to test their plane because there they found three indispensable conditions: constant winds, soft surfaces for landings, and privacy. Flying was exceedingly dangerous; the Wrights risked their lives every time they flew in the years that followed. Orville nearly died in a crash in 1908, before he was nursed back to health by his sister, Katharine, an unsung and important part of the brotherś?? success and of McCullouǵh??s book. Despite their achievement, the Wrights could not convince the US government to take an interest in their plane until after they demonstrated its success in France, where the government instantly understood the importance of their achievement. Now, in this revelatory book, master historian David McCullough draws on nearly 1,000 letters of family correspondencé??plus diaries, notebooks, and family scrapbooks in the Library of Congresś??to tell the full story of the Wright brothers and their heroic achievement
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCullough, David G
Dewey number
629.130092/273
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
TL540. W7
LC item number
M3825 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wright, Orville
  • Wright, Wilbur
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautics
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The Wright brothers, David McCullough, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C26426B2-238E-402A-8BE5-685389283034
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Publication
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
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unknown
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online
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Isbn
9781442376090
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computer
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rdamedia
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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(OCoLC)907291359
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Label
The Wright brothers, David McCullough, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C26426B2-238E-402A-8BE5-685389283034
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442376090
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c26426b2-238e-402a-8be5-685389283034
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)907291359
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
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