A new book chronicles the futile efforts of the Wright brothers to conduct their flights on the Outer Banks in secret in 1908, five years after they first took to the sky.
Author Larry Tise has written the book titled "Conquering the Sky: The Secret Flights of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk." He will discuss his book Wednesday evening at the Outer Banks History Center in Manteo.
Tise is a historian and author who lives and works in Philadelphia and in North Carolina. He served as consulting historian for the North Carolina First Flight Centennial Commission. He also was appointed Wilbur and Orville Wright Distinguished Professor of History at East Carolina University in Greenville.