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Birdmen - The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies

Lawrence Goldstone

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Wilbur and Orville Wright are two of the greatest innovators in history, and together they solved the centuries-old riddle of powered, heavier-than-air flight. Glenn Hammond Curtiss was the most talented machinist of his day; he first became the fastest man alive when he perfected the motorcycle, then turned his eyes toward the skies to become the fastest man aloft. But between the Wrights and Curtiss bloomed a poisonous rivalry and a patent war so powerful that it shaped aviation in its early years and drove one of the three men to his grave. Birdmen is at once a thrilling ride through flight's wild early years and a surprising look at the battle that defined an era of American innovation. Lawrence Goldstone is the author or co-author of fourteen books of fiction and nonfiction, most recently LEFTY: An American Odyssey. His work has been profiled in the New York Times, The Toronto Star, Salon, and Slate, among others. He lives on Long Island with his wife and daughter.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Fried

Length:

14h 50m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

08:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

32:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

38:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

55:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

34:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

34:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

50:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

48:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

41:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

44:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

53:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

39:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

29:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

33:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

23:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:50