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Milt Gross Book Review: "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough
By Milt Gross
Nov 1, 2015 - 4:15:49 AM

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The Wright Brothers is a true tale of all the Wright brothers did and endured related to flight. I did find that David McCullough, a typical news writer, wrote more than was needed to tell the tale. Milt Gross photo.
This true story of the Wright Brothers is interesting not just for that brief flight, but for all the problems and solutions they found along the way.

The book portrayed them as a couple of brothers, which, of course, they were. The hardships they overcame on the coast as well as others closer to home makes me kind of awed that flight actually happened. The story is long and interesting.

Parts of it are almost unbelievable, like taking off from sand dunes to fly a few seconds. The pictures in this David McCullough book are also fascinating, seeing these two brothers and others as they fly and live normal lives.

If you've only heard the tales of a flight on the shore, you "ain't heard nothing yet." For most interesting reading, grab this one somewhere and take a night off from the TV reruns to enjoy this spectacular tale of two guys who wanted to fly.

I wonder if any of the passenger jet pilots skimming along way, way up there have ever read this. Would they think it too much of a fairy tale?

This fairy tale is real.

I can't loan you my copy. It's from the Searsport Library.

But your copy will do just fine.

While listed at $30 on the book jacket, this Simon and Schuster, NY, 2015 publication sells at for $18 hardcover, $14.99 for the Kindle Edition, and $6.95 for more choices of new or used.

So take off for a great adventure.

Milt Gross can be reached for corrections, harassment, or other purposes at

Milton M. Gross Copyright 2015

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