The Wright Brothers - Part I, Section 1 Summary & Analysis

David McCullough
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In 1909, Wilbur Wright was 42 and Orville Wright was 48 and they were at the top of their career. They appeared to be ordinary men but they had changed the world forever. The two men were close. They lived together, worked together and even had a joint bank account. Their minds worked alike similar to that of twins. Their voices and handwriting were alike. Wilbur was two inches taller and Orville was always better dressed. They both loved music; Wilbur played the guitar and Orville the mandolin. Working hard like their father and sister Katharine was a family trait. They were equals but Orville, four years older than Wilbur, was the big brother or senior partner of the duo. The brothers lived at their family home with their father, Milton, who was an evangelist, and their younger sister, Katharine.

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