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The Resource The Wright Brothers, David McCullough

The Wright Brothers, David McCullough

Label
The Wright Brothers
Title
The Wright Brothers
Statement of responsibility
David McCullough
Creator
Contributor
Author
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. Who were these men and how was it that they achieved what they did? Far more than a couple of unschooled Dayton bicycle mechanics who happened to hit on success, they were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity, much of which they attributed to their upbringing. The house they lived in had no electricity or indoor plumbing, but there were books aplenty, supplied mainly by their preacher father, and they never stopped reading. When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable. Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. That they had no more than a public high school education, little money and no contacts in high places, never stopped them in their mission to take to the air. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off in one of their contrivances, they risked being killed. Historian David McCullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers, including private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers' story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them
Cataloging source
TOH
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McCullough, David G
Credits note
Director and producer, Christina Zarafonitis ; associate producer, Michael Noble
Dewey number
  • 629.130092/273
  • [B]
  • 926.29
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
TL540.W7
LC item number
M3825 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Zarafonitis, Christina
  • Noble, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wright, Orville
  • Wright, Wilbur
  • Haskell, Katharine Wright
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautics
  • Audiobooks
  • Aeronautics
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The Wright Brothers, David McCullough
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Beginnings -- 2. The dream takes hold -- 3. Where the winds blow -- 4. Unyielding resolve -- 5. December 17, 1903 -- 6. Out at Huffman prairie -- 7. A capital exhibit A -- 8. Triumph at Le Mans -- 9. The crash -- 10. A time like no other -- 11. Causes for celebration -- Epilogue
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508253099
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 11163917
  • 61bdcm
  • 41bdcm
  • 60bdcm
  • 40bdcm
Publisher number
DD17212
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)899153268
  • 2164307
  • 957113
  • 2350628
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Wright Brothers, David McCullough
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Beginnings -- 2. The dream takes hold -- 3. Where the winds blow -- 4. Unyielding resolve -- 5. December 17, 1903 -- 6. Out at Huffman prairie -- 7. A capital exhibit A -- 8. Triumph at Le Mans -- 9. The crash -- 10. A time like no other -- 11. Causes for celebration -- Epilogue
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508253099
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 11163917
  • 61bdcm
  • 41bdcm
  • 60bdcm
  • 40bdcm
Publisher number
DD17212
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)899153268
  • 2164307
  • 957113
  • 2350628
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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