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Free download Ä Race Through the Skies 104 Ð In 1903 the Wright brothers made three brief flights and no one was there to watch them Six years later Wilbur Wright traveled to Europe to evangelicize about aviation and raise money for patents and the world got aviation fever That summer a group of champagne companies organized the first eveVer That summer a group of champagne companies organized the first ever international air meet in Rheims France They knew they could throw a great party and sell a lot of champagne They didn't know that this single week would. These firsthand accounts—including descriptions of competing aviators their planes and their performances as well as the media reaction—will enthrall young aviation enthusiasts From the 2019 National Book Award winning author of 1919 The Year That Changed America

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Change the course of aviation history Through remarkable photographs firsthand accounts and narrative Marty Sandler tells the story of how the Grande Semaine d'Aviation de la Champagne marked the public introduction to fligh. Younger readers can now see just what The Wright Brothers endured to bring the world the gift of flight This book has plenty of pictures and sidebars to keep even the youngest students interested It would make an excellent spine for a unit study for grade schoolers through middle school

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Race Through the SkiesIn 1903 the Wright brothers made three brief flights and no one was there to watch them Six years later Wilbur Wright traveled to Europe to evangelicize about aviation and raise money for patents and the world got aviation fe. E ARC provided by NetgalleyOhio natives Orville and Wilbur Wright worked tirelessly on their planes and made several brief flights in 1903 but it took time for flight to be perfected and brought before audiences After Wilbur set up a short in France and set to work on improving his planes and earning money for patents he caught the attention of organizers who decided to have a week long air festival in Rheims in 1908 There were competitions that drew the participation of the best aviators flying at the time and drew attention to this new form of travel Sandler describes day by day the events of the show and the men and a few women who were involved in the spectacle The lay out of this book was extremely attractive and filled with lots of period photographs showing all aspect of the proceedings The vintage inspired page decorations fonts and layouts complemented the photographs beautifully and gave this an air of a period souvenir book that I very much enjoyed The inclusion of sidebars describing people current events or technology mentioned in the narrative was very helpful as well and introduces a lot of unusual and unknown history such as the development of the wristwatch that begs further researchWhile younger readers will thrill to the descriptions of harrowing races and tragedies and near tragedies of crashes I found Wilbur's desire to work on his planes and finding manufacturers for them fascinating He didn't participate in the competition because of his other work even though there were substantial cash prizes although another American Glenn Curtiss did I've read a bit about the Wright brothers but had somehow missed that fact they had promised their father they would not fly togetherAlso interesting were the thumbnail biographies of the lives of the participants in the air show after it ended Just like in Sheinkin's Born to Fly there were all too many aviators who perished pursuing the dream of flight Part of the appeal of early aviation was the danger and uncertainty but there were many people whose dreams ended much sooner than they should have Sandler is an amazing researcher who has turned his attention to a wide range of topics from 1919 The Year that Changed America to Kennedy Through the Lens to How the Beatles Changed the World Not only are these great books for researching but they are all riveting reading as well