The Wright Brothers - Part II, Section 2 Summary & Analysis

David McCullough
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Word got out that the French were going to purchase a Flyer III. The French were keeping a low profile sensing that the American government might take umbrage at their bold move to purchase the airplane. They didn’t want to commit an international incident. There was growing interest and excitement in Paris about the Wright Brothers’ invention. There were intense discussions for two weeks but no final agreement was reached but the door was open for that possibility.

Wilbur wrote home and told Orville to pack up everything and bring Charlie Taylor with him. Wilbur didn’t get a response for a month. Katharine wrote that Orville had been almost driven insane waiting to hear what was happening in Paris. Katharine was nearly cracking up herself. She and Orville were arguing all the time. They feared that Flint and the French...

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