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Triumph at Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers and Powered Flight Thomas C. Parramore

Triumph at Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers and Powered Flight

Thomas C. Parramore

Published November 22nd 1993
ISBN : 9780865262591
Paperback
124 pages
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First issued in 1993 to commemorate the ninetieth anniversary of the Wright brothers historic twelve-second flight at Kitty Hawk, NC, this book focuses on the major role played by North Carolinians in the Wright brothers success. Parramore examinedMoreFirst issued in 1993 to commemorate the ninetieth anniversary of the Wright brothers historic twelve-second flight at Kitty Hawk, NC, this book focuses on the major role played by North Carolinians in the Wright brothers success. Parramore examined local sources (many scattered and obscure), the Wright brothers papers (both published and unpublished), and conducted interviews with descendants of families on the Outer Banks who assisted the Wrights. For the first time, there is an account of how North Carolinians perceived the odd brothers from Ohio. The Wrights also left amusing accounts of the isolation and provincialism of the Outer Banks at the turn of the twentieth century. Triumph at Kitty Hawk makes it clear that deep friendships and mutual respect between the dogged inventors and the hardy residents of the Outer Banks were forged on the the windblown slopes of Kill Devil Hills. Thirty black-and-white pictures illustrate the text.