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Fred C. Kelly
1943 1st Edition/Printing "THE WRIGHT BROTHERS" by Fred C. Kelly Orville Wright
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company. Up for sale is a rare 1943 1st Edition/1st Printing copy of "THE WRIGHT BROTHERS" by Fred C. Kelly. This is the only biography authorized by Orville Wright himself. In this fascinating, highly readable biography, Fred C. Kelly, a former newspaperman, author, and an old friend of the Wrights, tells the story of the two brilliant, dedicated, flight-obsessed bicycle mechanics from Ohio who first realized mankind's age-old dream of conquering the skies. Long considered the definitive Wright biography (the manuscript was read and approved by Orville Wright), this book recounts the Wrights' small-town boyhood, their early interest in all things mechanical, the establishment of the Wright Cycle Shop, and the complete behind-the-scenes story of how they designed, built, tested, and flew (December 1903) the first "Flyer." Enhanced with sixteen rare photographs, Mr. Kelly's engaging account avoids minute technical description, yet describes simply and clearly the technological innovations that enabled the two brothers to succeed where so many others had failed. Anyone interested in the mechanics of flight or early aviation will find this volume a splendid introduction to the Wright brothers and their epochal achievement. This book is in very good condition. Rubbing/chipping wear to the jacket around the edges, corners and at the top/bottom of the spine panel. Rubbing/shelf wear to the front/rear jacket panels as well as along the spine panel. Some fading to the jacket along the spine panel. Boards are straight and clean with four good corners. The … [Click Below for Full Description]
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