30 Apr '12, 7pm

Book Review: "The Flyers (In Search Of Wilbur & Orville Wright)" by Noah Adams - EE Times (blog)

There used to be a statue of the Wright brothers in the main concourse at Jan Smuts airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. I first saw it when I was seven on my first trip by air going from Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) to Israel. My mother explained who they were and of course I read the plaque. Since then I have always been fascinated by flight despite the fact that the statue disappeared sometime in the 1980s and Jan Smuts Airport is now Oliver Tambo Airport and bears no resemblance to the building of my memories. When I saw The Flyers (In Search Of Wilbur & Orville Wright) by Noah Adams at my public library, I just had to read it. The book is part travelogue, part history and covers not only the life and travels of the Wright brothers themselves, but also include the rest of the family, often in quite some detail. A US Army pilot is quoted as saying that today all p...

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