Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, Alabama, 1910 (Paperback)

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In 1910, Orville and Wilbur Wright opened the first American civilian flight school in Montgomery, Alabama. Author Julie Hedgepeth Williams chronicles the short life of this flight school as seen mainly through the eyes of the Alabama press, whose reporting and sometimes misreporting "reflected the misconceptions, hopes, dreams, and fears about aviation in 1910, painting a picture of a time when flight was untested, unsteady, and unavailable to most people."

About the Author


JULIE HEDGEPETH WILLIAMS is Assistant Professor at Samford University in Birmingham-Alabama, where she teaches journalism history and media writing.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781588381682
ISBN-10: 1588381684
Publisher: NewSouth
Publication Date: January 2010
Pages: 168
Language: English