David Mc Cullough: "The Wright Brothers" Free!

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The Seattle Public Library and The Elliott Bay Book Co. present historian David McCullough discussing “The Wright Brothers” on Sunday, June 14, at 2 p.m., at The Paramount Theatre. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Doors will open at 1 p.m.

“The Wright Brothers” tells the inspiring story of two young men who, despite lack of a college education and with little money and no contacts in high places, taught the world to fly.

Drawing from private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence, McCullough tells the human side of the Wright brothers’ story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine.

Wilbur and Orville Wright were men of exceptional courage and determination, of far-ranging intellectual interests and curiosity, much of which they attributed to their upbringing. Their house had no electricity or indoor plumbing, but there were books and they read ceaselessly.

David McCullough received the Pulitzer Prize, for “Truman” and “John Adams” and the National Book Award for “The Path Between the Seas” and “Mornings on Horseback.” His other acclaimed books include “1776,” “The Johnstown Flood,” and “The Greater Journey.” He is the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Pre-signed books will be available for purchase.
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By: Seattle Theatre Group

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