The Wright Brothers
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THE WRIGHT BROTHERS

 By Fred C. Kelly

 A biography authorized by Orville Wright

 Ballantine Books – New York

 

Copyright, 1943 and 1950, by Fred C. Kelly. All rights reserved. SBN 345-25025-7-XXX.

First Printing: July, 1956. Third Printing: September, 1969.

First Special Printing: September, 1966. Second Special Printing: September, 1975.

Printed in the United States of America. Cover painting by John T. McCoy.

BALLANTINE BOOKS, A Division of Random House, Inc. 201 E 50th St., New York, N.Y. 10022.

 

  

CONTENTS

 

          Title Page

  1. BOYHOOD
  2. BACKGROUND
  3. PRINTING – AND BICYCLES
  4. FIRST THOUGHTS OF FLIGHT    
  5. GLIDING AT KITTY HAWK
  6. FIRST POWER FLIGHT
  7. AFTER THE EVENT
  8. EXPERIMENTS OF 1904 – 1905
  9. IT STILL WASN’T “NEWS"
  10. U. S. ARMY NOT INTERESTED
  11. EUROPE DISCOVERS THE WRIGHTS
  12. THE WRIGHTS IN EUROPE
  13. A DEAL WITH THE U. S.
  14. END OF DISBELIEF
  15. WHEN WILBUR WRIGHT WON FRANCE
  16. FURTHER ADVENTURES IN
  17. IN AVIATION BUSINESS
  18. PATENT SUITS
  19. WHY THE WRIGHT PLANE WAS EXILED