Important People in The Wright Brothers

David McCullough
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Orville & Wilbur Wright

Orville and Wilbur Wright were brothers and were individuals, but the achievements they made that ultimately catapulted mankind into a new era and a new reality, could not have been accomplished by either brother alone. In many ways the brothers were alike. They were raised in a very conservative Protestant family and always honored the Sabbath. Even at the height of their success and celebrity, the brothers refused to do any work on Sundays.

But it was probably the differences in the brothers that created the perfect chemistry for the pursuit of the flying machine. Wilbur worked faster than Orville who worked at what would be considered a normal pace. Orville was a bit more laid back; Wilbur was intense and serious. Wilbur had an amazing memory and never forgot anything he heard. Though he was distant and remote in person he was a...

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