To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight

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Product Details

Price
$28.95
Publisher
Free Press
Publish Date
Pages
448
Dimensions
5.24 X 8.81 X 1.15 inches | 1.29 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780743255363

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About the Author

James Tobin won the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography for Ernie Pyle's War and the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award for To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight. Educated at the University of Michigan, where he earned a PhD in history, he teaches narrative nonfiction in the Department of Media, Journalism, and Film at Miami University in Oxford, OH.

Reviews

Chicago Sun-Times Tobin is interested as much in the personalities of Orville and Wilbur Wright as he is in the technical aspects of their feat. And he outlines their lives with style and brio.
Bookpage A magnificent book about magnificent men.
The Seattle Times Fabulous...fascinating...A tale about the triumph of sweat and labor over might and money. It's hard to think of a better book to bring next time one climbs aboard an airplane.