Updated: May 9, 2020
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough In this “enjoyable, fast-paced tale”, master historian David McCullough “shows as never before how two Ohio boys from a remarkable family taught the world to fly” and “captures the marvel of what the Wrights accomplished”. He draws on the extensive Wright family papers to profile not only the brothers but their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them. Essential reading, this is “a story of timeless importance, told with uncommon empathy and fluency…about what might be the most astonishing feat mankind has ever accomplished…The Wright Brothers soars”.
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe Hailed as the first great English novel, Robinson Crusoe spawned legions of imitations, none of which surpass the original. All readers with a taste for adventure will relish this inexpensive edition of one of the most popular and influential books ever written.