In this biography DM recounts the lives of Wilbur and Orville Wright from birth to death. Some interesting tidbits of new learning for me from this work:
- The Wright brothers had tremendous work ethic, combined with what were evidently near-genius minds.
- The Wright brothers were sons of an itinerant preacher.
- The French and British governments expressed much more early interest in the Wright flying machine than did the U.S. government.
- The shear number of prototypes built and trials conducted during the development of the flying machine is mind boggling. Few humans have this level of focus or tenacity.
- Neither of the Wright brothers married. Wilbur died in his forties and Orville lived into his seventies.
Another excellent work by DM, as expected. He again took a ton of historical facts and weaved an interesting and coherent story with them. History buffs will surely want to read this one.