On October 24, 1902, Wright Brothers wrap up a series of successful glide trials on the beaches of North Carolina. In the years leading up to their success in flight, the Wright’s family was notably well-read. Their library was known to include classical works in the humanities, including the works of Plutarch.

David McCullough’s book, “The Wright Brothers,” goes into much description on the contents of the Wright family library.  Besides Plutarch, the family also read books by Dickens, Washington Irving, Hawthorne, and Mark Twain. They also had Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species,’ encyclopedias, volumes on natural history and American history. McCullough describes the family as one that read all the time.

Book Title: Fall of the Roman Republic

Book Author: Plutarch

Dewey Decimal Call Number: 920 P 2005

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