U.S. History

"Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies"

Lawrence Goldstone

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Lawrence Goldstone recounts the competition between the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss to be the predominant name in manned flight.  The author recalls Orville and Wilbur Wright's plans to monopolize the early aviation business via patent law and hence rebuke all competitors; a goal that was never realized due to the brothers' lack of technological improvements on their original patents.  Lawrence Goldstone speaks at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton, New York.

About the Authors

Lawrence Goldstone

Lawrence Goldstone's books include The Activist: John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, and the Myth of Judicial Review.  For more information, visit lawrencegoldstone.com.


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"Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies"

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