In The Wright Brothers, David McCullough tells the story of the two brothers who changed history with their remarkable invention. Sharing details from their childhood growing up without electricity, but surrounded by books and encouragement from their preacher father, the two young men never stopped learning or questioning. Also casting light on their sister Katharine, who played a larger role than was generally understood before, McCullough weaves a story of discovery despite opposition and ridicule. Drawing on access to hundreds of papers, personal diaries, notebooks and thousands of letters, The Wright Brothers is an inspiring and truly American story. Hardcover.