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The Wright Brothers de David McCullough
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The Wright Brothers (2015 original; edició 2015)

de David McCullough (Autor)

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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.… (més)
Membre:BrannonSG
Títol:The Wright Brothers
Autors:David McCullough (Autor)
Informació:Simon & Schuster (2015), Edition: First Edition / First Printing, 336 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca, Llegit, però no el tinc
Valoració:*****
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a book by David McCullough
  mullinstreetzoo | Feb 12, 2021 |
Excellent!! I was fascinated almost immediately. It was encouraging and inspiring to read the story of the brothers (and their sister, Katharine), people with real integrity and determination. They remained themselves whether they were being unjustly mocked or being hailed and feted by kings and presidents. ( )
  tgraettinger | Jan 27, 2021 |
They worked hard, had few structural barriers, and were very focused. They don’t seem to have been jerks; they just only wanted to make airplanes (and eventually one of them may have started to like the fame). ( )
  rivkat | Jan 18, 2021 |
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough is a prime example of a non-fiction book. I loved this book because it was strictly informational, non-fiction book, and I love airplanes. This book is about the Wright Brothers, and I enjoyed how the book started each chapter with a quote by one of the brothers. (compound) From this book we learned that the brothers were Orville and Wilbur, and they loved making things fly. (compound) This book was very specific when it came to numbers regarding how the plane was built, its dimensions, or anything about it.

This is a 6th grade Tek that I would pick for this book. I would have my students write a research paper over a famous historical person. I would be showing my students my example, the Wright Brothers.
(12) Inquiry and research: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student engages in both short-term and sustained recursive inquiry processes for a variety of purposes. The student is expected to:

(A) generate student-selected and teacher-guided questions for formal and informal inquiry;

(B) develop and revise a plan;

(C) refine the major research question, if necessary, guided by the answers to a secondary set of questions;

(D) identify and gather relevant information from a variety of sources;

(E) differentiate between primary and secondary sources;

(F) synthesize information from a variety of sources;

(G) differentiate between paraphrasing and plagiarism when using source materials;

(H) examine sources for:

(i) reliability, credibility, and bias; and

(ii) faulty reasoning such as hyperbole, emotional appeals, and stereotype;

(I) display academic citations and use source materials ethically; and

(J) use an appropriate mode of delivery, whether written, oral, or multimodal, to present results. ( )
  atf009 | Nov 20, 2020 |
Loved the audiobook! ( )
  stevrbee | Nov 7, 2020 |
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David McCullough is interested in only one thing, namely how it was possible that two autodidacts from Ohio managed to satisfy a longing that the species had harbored for centuries. “The Wright Brothers” is merely this: a story, well told, about what might be the most astonishing feat mankind has ever accomplished. As the comic Louis C.K. has said, reprovingly, to those who complain about the inconveniences and insults of modern air travel: “You’re sitting. In a chair. In the SKY!!” Which is saying a lot. On its own terms, “The Wright Brothers” soars.
afegit per ozzer | editaNew York Times, Daniel Okrent (May 4, 2015)
 
This concise, exciting and fact-packed book sees the easy segue between bicycling and aerial locomotion, which at that point was mostly a topic for bird fanciers and dreamers.
afegit per rakerman | editaNew York Times, Janet Maslin (Web de pagament) (May 3, 2015)
 
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From ancient times and into the Middle Ages, man has dreamed of taking to the sky, of soaring into the blue like the birds.
In as strong a photograph as any taken of the brothers together, they sit side by side on the back porch steps of the Wright family home on a small side street on the west end of Dayton, Ohio.
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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.

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