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Author William Hazelgrove: Wright Brothers, Wrong Story
April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
How could two misanthropic brothers who never left home, were high-school dropouts, and made a living as bicycle mechanics have figured out the secret of manned flight? This history of the Wright brothers’ monumental accomplishment focuses on their early years at Kitty Hawk and Orville Wright’s epic fight with the Smithsonian and Glenn Curtis. Hazelgrove makes a convincing case that it was Wilbur who designed the first successful airplane, not Orville. He shows that, while Orville’s role was important, he generally followed his brother’s lead and assisted with the mechanical details to make Wilbur’s vision a reality.