In the century since its invention by Wilbur & Orville Wright, the airplane has profoundly changed the world & become an emblem of our time. Here, noted Wright biographer Tom D. Crouch underscores the importance of the Wrights' family, their distinct personalities, & the roles of North Carolina's Outer Banks & Dayton, Ohio, as laboratories of flight. Illustrated features tracing the Wrights' progress, maps, & a fold-out chart depicting the 1903 Wright Flyer & the principles of flight make this an indispensable guide to the Wright brothers' story. A foreword by astronaut John Glenn deepens our sense of their place in the history of flight. Color photos.Crouch, Tom D. is the author of 'First Flight The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Airplane', published 2004 under ISBN 9780756739843 and ISBN 0756739845.