The dream that men could fly is as old as antiquity, but it was only at the beginning of the twentieth century that it became a reality. Orville and Wilbur Wright, brothers who owned and operated a bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, may seem an unlikely pair to win the race to build a heavier-than-air flying machine. In his biography The Wright Brothers (Simon & Schuster, 2015), David McCollough probes the combined talents, skills, and genius of the brothers that led to their singular success. In The Wright Brothers, he brings to life the brothers, the times they lived in, and how they won this history-changing race. McCollough explores the human side of the story too: how the brothers’ curiosity and tenacity were engendered by their upbringing; how the Wright family itself, including their sister Katherine, supported their efforts; and how the lives of the brothers themselves were inexorably changed by their marvelous flying machine. David McCullough has twice received the Pulitzer Prize and twice been given the National Book Award. His wonderful 2015 book The Wright Brothers is our text for this seven-week study group. Please join us as we learn about this great adventure.