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Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies

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Orville Wright died January 30, 1948 , after 2 world wars involving planes. What was his opinion, if any, in their involvement in warfare?
From acclaimed historian Lawrence Goldstone comes a thrilling narrative of courage, determination, and competition: the story of the intense rivalry that fueled the rise of American aviation.   The feud between this nation’s great air pioneers, the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss, was a collision of unyielding and profoundly American personalities. On one side, a pair of tenacious siblings who together had solved the centuries-old riddle of powered, heavier-than-air flight. On the other, a… more about book…

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Orville Wright died January 30, 1948 , after 2 world wars involving planes. What was his opinion, if any, in their involvement in warfare?(r/AskHistorians)

Direct quote is from: McCullough, 2015, “The Wright Brothers”, Epliogue pp. 260-261

This is a great read, just came out.

Here are the Wright Papers at LOC: www.loc.gov/collection/wilbur-and-orville-wright-p…

Here’s a few great reads as well:

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Lawrence Goldstone

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