“The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough [HC and audio] is an engaging life of the Ohio two bicycle mechanics who conquered flight. McCullough details their monkish pursuit of their goal, a path marked by dead ends and wreckage, but also looks at their life after success, which left wreckage of a different sort in the form of epic patent suits.
Quotable"No place is as totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest." - Lady Bird Johnson