The Wright Brothers

The Wright brothers provided mankind with wings, despite disappointments and incredible hardships. The author Charles Ludwig, as part of his research, went to the actual locations where his subjects lived and worked. He visited Kitty Hawk, Dayton, and the Smithsonian. He also interviewed Mrs. Ivonette Wright Miller – the only surviving Wright niece, who was in her 80’s.

Mr. Ludwig said of The Wright Brothers, “As the book progresses, the drama increases. Kitty Hawk was a nightmare; Wilbur nearly drowned. After they had flown, they were not believed. Through it all, they worked on Christian principles.”

This book examines the Wright brothers, focusing primarily on their importance in the history of aviation but also sharing the story of their Christian upbringing as well. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently.