The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving into History Book
The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving into History Book
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The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving into History

Written by Ben Thompson, Erik Slader and illustrated by Tim Foley

Published by Roaring Brook Press

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A hilarious nonfiction look at two of history's most epic "failures": the Wright brothers, whose countless crashes and biggest failures led to ultimate success. Although the Wright Brothers are now celebrated as heroes for their groundbreaking contributions to science and engineering as the first men to successfully manage powered, piloted flight, their eventual success was built on the back of a lot of nosedives. It took the self-taught engineers years of work and countless crashes before they managed to remain airborne for a mere twelve seconds! In this hilarious first installment of the Epic Fails series, Ben Thompson and Erik Slader take readers through the the Wright Brothers' many failed attempts at flight before achieving their groundbreaking success, laying the foundation for aviation as we know it today.


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  • Age Range: 8-12
  • Pages: 128
  • Book Type: chapter
  • Publication Date: July 10, 2018
  • ISBN: 1250150561
  • ISBN 13: 978-1250150561
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Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson is the author of twelve books on various awesome historical subjects, including the Guts & Glory and Epic Fails series, and has been a popular history blogger for over fourteen years. He has appeared on television programs for The History Channel, Discovery, and The American Heroes Channel, given talks and presentations at dozens of schools, conferences, and conventions, occasionally runs a podcast and a YouTube channel, and has appeared in print articles for outlets such as Cracked, Fangoria, Soldier of Fortune, and The American Mustache Institute. Ben's work received awards from the National Parenting Publications, the International Literary Organization, and the Parent's Choice Group, but the thing he's the most proud of is that he can occasionally beat the Star Wars Trilogy arcade game with a single quarter.

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Ben Thompson
Erik Slader

Erik Slader is the writer and creator of “Epik Fails of History” a blog (and podcast) about the most epic fails… of history. He first started the site back in 2012 and has since co-authored four published history books, including 'The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving Into History' and 'The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff'. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Digital Media, once managed a comic book shop, has a weakness for fancy coffee as well as retro video games, and currently lives in Green Cove Springs, Florida with too many cats.

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Erik Slader
Tim Foley

Tim Foley is a Michigan based illustrator who has drawing pictures for a living for the past three decades.

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Tim Foley

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