New York’s aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss (1878-1930) warrants a more prominent place in history. He is often sidelined or slighted by historians who focus on the Wright brothers.
Last year, David McCullough’s book The Wright Brothers was a good example.
William Hazelgrove’s new book Wright Brothers, Wrong Story: How Wilbur Wright Solved the Problem of Manned Flight, is another example. It demonstrates convincingly that Wilbur Wright was much more important in the development of a “flying machine” than his brother Orville. It has a good deal of information on the Wright family. It is an interesting book. [Read more…] about Glenn Curtiss’ Place in History