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Combs, Harry, Kill Devil Hill, Englewood, Colorado, Ternstyle Press, 1979.

Crouch, Tom D. The Bishop's Boys: A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright, New York: W.W. Norton, 1989.

Culick, Fred E. C. and Dunmore, Spencer On Great White Wings, Toronto, Ontario, Madison Press Books, 2001

Fisk, Fred C. and Todd, Marlin W. The Wright Brothers: From Bicycle to Biplane, West Milton, OH: Miami Graphics Services, 1990.
Hallion, Richard P., editor. The Wright Brothers: Heirs of Prometheus, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1978.
Howard, Fred. Wilbur and Orville, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987.

Kelly, Fred C., The Wright Brothers: A Biography, New York, Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1943.

Kirk, Stephen, First in Flight: The Wright Brothers in North Carolina, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, John F. Blair Publisher, 1995.

Miller, Ivonette Wright, Wright Reminiscences, Dayton, Ohio, The Air Force Museum Foundation, 1978.

Moolman, Valerie, The Road To Kitty Hawk, Alexandria, Virginia, Time-Life Books, Inc., 1980

Renstrom, Arthur George, Wilbur and Orville Wright: A Chronology Commemorating the Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Orville Wright, Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1975.
Tobin, James, To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race For Flight, Free Press, New York, 2003

Wright, Orville, How We Invented the Airplane, An Illustrated History, edited by Fred C. Kelly. New York: Dover Publications, 1988.

Wright, Orville and Wilbur, Miracle at Kitty Hawk: The Letters of Wilbur and Orville Wright, edited by Fred C. Kelly, New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc., 1951.

Wright, Orville and Wilbur, The Papers of Wilbur & Orville Wright, Volumes 1 and 2, edited by Marvin W. McFarland. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1953.

Young, Rosamond, Twelve Seconds to the Moon: A Story of the Wright Brothers, Dayton, Ohio, The Journal Herald, 1978.


Books for Young People

Berliner, Don. Before the Wright Brothers, Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications, 1990.
Marquardt, Max. Wilbur, Orville & The Flying Machine, Milwaukee, WI: Raintree Publishers, 1989.
Parker, Steve. The Wright Brothers and Aviation, New York: Chelsea House Publications, 1996.
Sobol, Donald J. The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, New York: Scholastic, 1987.
Sproule, Anna. The Wright Brothers, Great Britain: Exley Publishers, Ltd., 1996.
Woods, Andrew. Young Orville and Wilbur Wright: First to Fly, Mahwah, NJ: Troll Associates, 1992.



Geibert, Ronald R. and Malishenko, Tucker, Early Flight: 1900-1911, Dayton, Ohio, Landfall Press, 1984.

Geibert, Ronald R. and Nolan, Patrick B., Kitty Hawk and Beyond: The Wright Brothers and the Early Years of Aviation, Dayton, Ohio, Wright State University Press, 1990.

Freedman, Russel, The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane, New York, Holiday House, 1991.

Wescott, Lynn and Degen, Paula, Wind and Sand: The Story of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, Eastern National, 1999




East, Omega G., Wright Brothers National Memorial, Washington, DC: National Park Service, 1961.

Gibbs-Smith, Charles, The Wright Brothers: A Brief Account of Their Work, London. Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1963.
U.S. Army. Signal Corps, Reproduction of contract with Wright Brothers, 10 Feb 1908.



Garber, Lester W., The Wright Brothers and the Birth of Aviation, Crowood Press, Wiltshire, England, 2005

Hobbs, Leonard S., The Wright Brothers Engines and Their Design, Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1971.

Jakab Peter L. Visions of a Flying Machine: The Wright Brothers and the Process of Invention, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1990.




DuFour, H. R., Charles E. Taylor: The Wright Brothers Mechanician, Dayton, Ohio, Howard R. DuFour, 1997.

Jakab, Peter L. and Young, Rick, The Published Writings of Wilbur and Orville Wright, Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000.

Meyer, Robert B., editor, Langley's Aero Engine of 1903, Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution.

Prendergast, Curtis, The First Aviators, Alexandria, Virginia, Time-Life Books, Inc., 1981

Short, Simine, Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution, University of Illinois Press, 2011/

Stoff, Joshua, Picture History of Early Aviation, 1903-1913, New York, Dover Publications, 1996.

Wright, Bishop Milton, Diaries: 1857-1917, Dayton, Ohio, Wright State University, 1999.




The Age of Flight: Kitty Hawk, MPI Home Video, 1990.

Biography: Wilbur and Orville: Dreams of Flying, A&E Home Video, 1994

Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers' Journey of Invention, David Garrigus Productions, 2003. Note: The DVD set includes the mini-series Machines of the Wright Brothers.

The American Experience: The Wright Stuff, Nancy Porter Productions and WGBH Education Foundation, 1996.


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