The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane Quotes

Russell Freedman
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"No one had ever seen what Amos Root saw on that September afternoon in 1904."
Chap. 1, p. 1


"People often remarked that Wilbur and Orville were as inseparable as twins."
Chap. 2, p. 3

"Wilbur and Orville believed that their mechanical aptitude came from their mother, a shy and retiring woman who enjoyed working with her hands."
Chap. 2, p. 7


"When the bicycling season ended each year, Wilbur and Orville had plenty of spare time."
Chap. 2, p. 13


"While the Wright brothers were building bicycles in Dayton, an engineer named Otto Lilienthal was conducting gliding experiments from the top of a small hill in Germany."
Chap. 3, p. 15


"Cayley built and flew the world's first successful model glider in 1804."
Chap. 3, p. 17

"Otto Lilienthal's gliding experiments in Germany, and his dramatic death in 1896, had aroused the Wright brothers' curiosity. They began to read what little they could find published on the subject of flight."
Chap. 4, p...

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