This month the Between the Lines Book Club is reading The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough. You can leave comments about the book here, or better yet meet up in person at Arden Dimick Library at 10:30AM on Saturday, July 30, 2016.
The Wright Brothers touches briefly on the early and late lives of Orville and Wilbur Wright, but it gives most of it’s attention to the development of the first airplane and how the brothers death with subsequent fame and business troubles.
If this book piqued your curiosity, here are some links to more about the Wright Brothers, as well as the early history of flight:
The Wright Brothers were admirers of glider Otte Lilienthal. You can read more about his glider and see a picture at the Air and Space Museum webpage.
The Wright Brothers talks about the brothers’ sister, Katherine. For more about her amazing life, check out wrightstories.com.
Like trivia? Check out Wright Trivia! Under “pets, it says that Wilbur adopted a stray dog named ‘Flyer’, and Orville kept a picture of his St. Bernard, ‘Scorpio’, in his wallet.