This book is a different take on the wright brothers and their competitor glenn curtiss i found the story slow moving especially when we got into the patent disputes although historically interesting i wasnt sure how detailing the death of so many pilots impacted the battle to control the skies. Birdmen the wright brothers glenn curtiss and the battle to control the skies through flights wild early years and a surprising look at the personal clash that fueled americas race to the skies praise for birdmen 2010 etc returns with a story little known to those unversed in aviation history the battle orville and . Birdmen the wright brothers glenn curtiss and the battle to control the skies goldstone lawrence on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers birdmen the wright brothers glenn curtiss and the battle to control the skies. From acclaimed historian lawrence goldstone comes a thrilling narrative of courage determination and competition the story of the intense rivalry that fueled the rise of american aviation the feud between this nations great air pioneers the wright brothers and glenn curtiss was a collision of unyielding and profoundly american personalities. Praise for birdmen the wright brothers glenn curtiss and the battle to control the skies a meticulously researched account of the first few hectic tangled years of aviation and the curious characters who pursued it a worthy companion to richard holmess marvelous history of ballooning falling upwards
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