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The Flyers: in Search of Wilbur and Orville Wright.

Noah Adams. 2003. Read by the author. 5 cds. 5 hrs. Random House Audio. 0-7393-0446-1. $29.95. Plastic; content, author notes. JSA*

In dulcet tones, Adams, an NPR journalist, chronicles the advancement of man's struggle to develop aircraft. Focusing primarily on the Wright Brothers' activities after the original 1903 flight at Kitty Hawk, Adams provides snapshots into the personal lives of Orville, Wilbur, and Katherine Wright as well as their father. We learn of the family dynamics that formed the bonds of this close-knit unit. Adams goes beyond by including details of other pioneering individuals in the aviation field, and relates humorous moments of his own amateur attempt at hang-gliding in order to personally experience the exhilaration of conquering drag and lift. A gentle yet revealing portrait of a monumental achievement in the history of man. Sunnie Grant, Dover, NH
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Author:Grant, Sunnie
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Date:Mar 1, 2004
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