To Conquer the Air (Book Review)

“To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and The Great Race for Flight” by James Tobin.

Tobin, who holds a Ph.D. in history, is a writer whose work has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in journalism. He traces the work of the Wrights and interweaves it with the efforts of others who were involved in the development of flying machines, including Samuel Pierpont Langley, Octave Chanute, Alexander Graham Bell and Glenn Curtiss.

The 366-page volume, priced at $16, is published by Free Press, a division of Simon and Schuster.

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