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To Conquer the Air

The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight

To Conquer the Air( )
Author: Tobin, James
Tobin, James
Publication Date:Jul 2004
Publisher:Simon & Schuster Australia
Imprint:Free Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $32.95
Book Description:

James Tobin, award-winning author of Ernie Pyle's War and The Man He Became, has penned the definitive account of the inspiring and impassioned race between the Wright brothers and their primary rival Samuel Langley across ten years and two continents to conquer the air. For years, Wilbur Wright and his younger brother, Orville, experimented in obscurity, supported only by their exceptional family. Meanwhile, the world watched as Samuel Langley, armed with a...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
Transportation / Aviation / History
Technology & Engineering / Aeronautics & Astronautics
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.97 x 21.433 x 3.048 cm
Book Weight:0.53 Kilograms

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