Wilbur's Story

eBook (PDF), 180 Pages
(2 Ratings)
Price: $6.25
2008 is the Centennial of Wilbur Wright's key flights in France - flights that gave birth to modern aviation. It is a story little known in the English-speaking world; this 180pp, budget, B&W version of the lavishly-illustrated, full-colour first edition tells the remarkable story behind the Le Mans celebrations of 2008, and the 2009 Pau centennial of the first pilot school in the world. Includes over 150 antique French postcards; also newspaper reports and posters of these and other events of the Belle Epoque period of flightin France.
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  • By hargreavescp
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Wilbur's Story" This is a great book about a very significant event in aviation history, that gets much less attention than it should. Although the Wright Brothers are now world famous for their flights at Kitty Hawk in 1903, back in 1903 there was great scepticism as whether or not they had actually flown! - Three years later, the Herald Tribune newspaper carried an article on the Wright Brothers with the headline "Flyers or Liars?" It was Wilbur Wright's public demonstration at Le Mans on August 8th 1908 that silenced the doubters, and made the Wright Brothers world famous! Donald Holmes has thoroughly researched the events leading up to Wilbur's flight, and produced a wonderful book about them. There is a very interesting and easy to read text, complemented by lots of fascinating illustrations.
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Budget Edition -Black & White
donald b.holmes
September 30, 2011
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