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Booktalk: Who gets the credit for the modern world? “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough   

Posted: July 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm by , in Booktalk

Wright BrothersOrville and Wilbur, DIY scientists, were bicycle mechanics at the beginning of the 20th century in Dayton, Ohio before they changed our world. David McCullough, the preeminent historian and biographer, tells us why they were the guys who mastered flight.

 

This program originally aired on June 19, 2015. The author’s newest book is “The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For.”

Top authors are interviewed on this 10-minute program that captures their words about their books and ideas and often the story behind the story. The show, hosted by Diana Korte and engineered by Gene Korte, is in its 20th year of production.