Wright Brothers, Wrong Story: How Wilbur Wright Solved the Problem of Manned Flight
December 17, 2018 marked the 115th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ manned flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. It takes a bold author (and a lot of research) to challenge orthodoxy. Using letters, diaries and some inductive reasoning, Hazelgrove contends that the brothers’ accomplishment was not the result of an equal partnership. Rather, Wilbur did the grand thinking, theorizing and planning, defying received wisdom on flight to develop his own—successful—formula for controlled aviation.
Wilbur technically made the first flight, for only a few seconds; it was the second flight (12 seconds in length), made by Orville, that was photographed and is generally counted as the first. Wilbur died in 1912. Orville lived until 1948, telling an embellished version of the story to a biographer. Judge for yourself.
– Bruce Collier
EDITOR’S CHOICE – THE BEST BOOKS OF 2018
Lou Berney, November Road
Stephen King, Elevation and The Outsider
Meg Gardiner, Into the Black Nowhere
Laura Lippman, Sunburn
Brad Meltzer, The Escape Artist
John Hart, The Hush
Rachel Kushner, The Mars Room
Michael Koryta, How It Happened
Scott Von Doviak, Charlesgate Confidential
Linwood Barclay, A Noise Downstairs
Karin Slaughter, Pieces of Her
James Lee Burke, Robicheaux
Michelle McNamara, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
Robert Hilburn, Paul Simon: The Life
Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin, The Sun Does Shine
Dave Itzkoff, Robin
Eli Saslow, Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist
David Sedaris, Calypso
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- A Dozen Works Selected for Second Round of Underwater Art
- Art Classes & Workshops
- Art Events
- Art Galleries
- Call to Artists
- Chef Jim Shirah: Fishing, Cooking, Lionfish
- Restaurant Guide
- Where to Spend Your Happy Hours in Beachcomberland
- Casey Kearney: Two Records That Changed My Life
- Group Therapy Has the Cure for What Ails You
- Live Music
- Live Music Review – Dwight Yoakam
- The Pauseandplay.com Record Roundup
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- Fore Her Breast Cancer Support Group Begins March 16
- NWF State College Nursing Program Earns Top 10 Honors
Where the Rubber Meets the Road…Meet the Team from Destin’s Rick McIntosh Memorial Bike Shop
By Bill Herrin Most times, when you think about people that have made a positive impact on your life, the ones that come to mind are cherished and remembered fondly. This...
Chef Jim Shirah: Fishing, Cooking, Lionfish
By Bruce Collier Some people just get born into their life’s work. Chef Jim (“Jimmy”) Shirah is executive chef at Dewey Destin’s Harborside Restaurant. Area residents and visitors are well acquainted...
Casey Kearney: Two Records That Changed My Life
Recently, there have been two songs I have listened to on repeat. I couldn’t make it through either of them without crying—and crying like a baby! Eventually I did, and now I...
Group Therapy Has the Cure for What Ails You
By Nikki Hedrick Group Therapy has been spreading their musical remedy for only two years, but the band has familiar faces on deck. “Our first gig was January 30, 2017,” says drummer-vocalist...
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A Dozen Works Selected for Second Round of Underwater Art
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) and South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) are proud to reveal the 12 sculpture designs selected by jury for permanent exhibition in the second...