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Collection Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers at the Library of Congress

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Selected Bibliography

  • Combs, Harry. Kill Devil Hill: Discovering the Secret of the Wright Brothers. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979.
  • Crouch, Tom D. The Bishop's Boys. New York: W. W. Norton, 1989.
  • ---. First Flight: The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Airplane. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 2002.
  • --- and Peter L. Jakab. The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2003.
  • Culick, Fred E. C., and Spencer Dunmore. On Great White Wings: The Wright Brothers and the Race for Flight. New York: Hyperion, 2001.
  • Geibert, Ronald R., and Patrick B. Nolan. Kitty Hawk and Beyond: The Wright Brothers and the Early Years of Aviation: A Photographic History. Dayton, Ohio: Wright State University Press, 1990.
  • Hallion, Richard P., ed. The Wright Brothers: Heirs of Prometheus. Washington, D.C.: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 1978.
  • Heppenheimer, T. A. First Flight: The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Airplane. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2003.
  • Howard, Fred. Wilbur and Orville: A Biography of the Wright Brothers. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 1998.
  • Jakab, Peter L. Visions of a Flying Machine: The Wright Brothers and the Process of Invention. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1990.
  • --- and Rick Young, eds. The Published Writings of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000.
  • Kelly, Fred C. Miracle at Kitty Hawk: The Letters of Wilbur and Orville Wright. New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1951.
  • ---. The Wright Brothers: A Biography. 1943. Reprint, New York: Dover Publications, 1989.
  • Kidder, Chris. Aloft at Last: How the Wright Brothers Made History. Nags Head, N.C.: Nags Head Art, 2002.
  • Kirk, Stephen. First in Flight: The Wright Brothers in North Carolina. Winston-Salem, N.C.: J. F. Blair, 1995.
  • McFarland, Marvin W., ed. The Papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright: including the Chanute-Wright letters and the Papers of Octave Chanute. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001.
  • Miller, Ivonette Wright, comp. Wright Reminiscences. N.p.: Miller, 1978.
  • Renstrom, Arthur G. Wilbur & Orville Wright: A Bibliography. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1968.
  • ---. Wilbur & Orville Wright: A Chronology. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1975.
  • Tobin, James. To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight. New York: Free Press, 2003.
  • Walsh, John Evangelist. One Day at Kitty Hawk: The Untold Story of the Wright Brothers and the Airplane. New York: Crowell, 1975.
  • Wescott, Lynanne, and Paula Degen. Wind and Sand: The Story of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1983.
  • Wolko, Howard S. The Wright Flyer: An Engineering Perspective. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1987.
  • Wright, Milton. Diaries, 1857-1917. Dayton, Ohio: Wright State University, 1999.
  • Wright, Orville. How We Invented the Airplane: An Illustrated History. Edited by Fred C. Kelly. New York: Dover Publications, 1988.

Children's Books

  • Buller, Jon. The Wright Brothers Take Off. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 2003.
  • Busby, Peter. First to Fly: How Wilbur & Orville Wright Invented the Airplane. New York: Crown, 2002.
  • Carson, Mary Kay. The Wright Brothers for Kids: How They Invented the Airplane - 21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of Flight. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2003.
  • Collins, Mary. Airborne: A Photobiography of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2003.
  • Edwards, Pamela Duncan. The Wright Brothers. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2003.
  • Ford, Carin T. The Wright Brothers: Heroes of Flight. Berkeley Heights, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 2003.
  • Freedman, Russell. The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane. New York: Holiday House, 1991.
  • Gaines, Ann. Orville and Wilbur Wright. Vero Beach, Fla.: Rourke Books, 2002.
  • Hudson, Margaret. The Wright Brothers. Des Plaines, Ill.: Heinemann Interactive Library, 1999.
  • Jenner, Caryn. First Flight: The Story of the Wright Brothers. New York: DK Publishing, 2003.
  • Krensky, Stephen. Taking Flight: The Story of the Wright Brothers. New York: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2000.
  • Martin, Michael. The Wright Brothers. San Diego: Lucent Books/Thomson Gale, 2003.
  • Maurer, Richard. The Wright Sister. Brookfield, Conn., Roaring Brook Press, 2003.
  • Mayo, Gretchen Will. The Wright Brothers. Milwaukee, Wis.: World Almanac, 2003.
  • McCourt, Lisa. A Dream to Fly: The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk. Mahwah, N.J.: Troll/Bridgewater Books, 2003.
  • Old, Wendie C. To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers. New York: Clarion Books, 2002.
  • ________. The Wright Brothers: Inventors of the Airplane. Berkeley Heights, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 2000.
  • Price Hossell, Karen. Kitty Hawk: The Flight of the Wright Brothers. Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2003.
  • Ryan, Bernard. The Wright Brothers: Inventors of the Airplane. New York: Franklin Watts, 2003.
  • Santella, Andrew. The Wright Brothers: Inventors and Aviators. Chanhassen, Minn.: Child's World, 2003.
  • Schaefer, Lola. M. The Wright Brothers. Mankato, Minn.: Pebble Books, 2000.
  • Sproule, Anna. The Wright Brothers: The Birth of Modern Aviation. Woodbridge, Conn.: Blackbirch Press, 1999.
  • Tate, Suzanne. Helping the Wright Brothers: A Tale of First Flight Helpers. Nags Head, N.C.: Nags Head Art, 1999.
  • Wyborny, Sheila. The Wright Brothers. San Diego: Kidhaven Press/Thomson Gale, 2003.
  • Yolen, Jane. My Brothers' Flying Machine. Boston: Little, Brown, 2003.

Related Manuscript Collections in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division

  • Archives of the Institute of Aerospace Sciences in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Papers of Henry Harley Arnold, 1903-1989
  • Papers of Octave Chanute, 1807-1955
  • Papers of Benjamin Delahauf Foulois, 1898-1966
  • Papers of A. Hildebrandt, 1826-1940
  • Papers of Frank Samuel Lahm, ca. 1850-1931
  • Papers of Grover Cleveland Loening, 1900-1975

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