To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight (Paperback)
The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight
Free Press, 9780743255363, 448pp.
Publication Date: May 3, 2004
About the Author
Co-author of "Flags of Our Fathers "
What The Metaphysical Club was to the development of philosophic thought in America, this beautiful book is to the development of man in flight. Far more than a mere account of the Wright brothers' triumph, "To Conquer the Air" is a yeasty, richly drawn evocation of an era and of the strange, visionary, obsessed, and difficult men who battled one another to claim it in their name.
Praise For To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight…
Tobin is interested as much in the personalities of Orville and Wilbur Wright as he is in the technical aspects of their feat. And he outlines their lives with style and brio.
A magnificent book about magnificent men.
The Seattle Times
Fabulous...fascinating...A tale about the triumph of sweat and labor over might and money. It's hard to think of a better book to bring next time one climbs aboard an airplane.