Conquering the Sky: The Secret Flights of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk

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In seven crucial days of spring 1908, the Wright brothers prepared for what they thought would be a season of secret flights at Kitty Hawk, the culmination of five years spent perfecting their planes. However, they were soon discovered by a host of fast-paced reporters and photographers, forcing the brothers to try to outsmart the world press and avoid close scrutiny of their flying machine and its prowess. Within a few pivotal days, the brothers were catapulted into unwanted worldwide fame as the international press ...

Conquering the Sky: The Secret Flights of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk 2009, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780230614901

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