This three-part podcast, hosted and narrated by Harry Haskell, explores the public and private lives of the extraordinary woman who has long stood in the shadow of the world-renowned fathers of powered flight. In Her Own Wright places Katharine Wright in historical context as a trail-blazing feminist and an indispensable member of the Wright family team. It also explores Katharine's late-life romance with Kansas City newspaperman Harry (Henry J.) Haskell, the author's grandfather and namesake, and the tragic breach it brought about between her and Orville. Throughout the podcast, dramatic readings from Katharine's letters are interwoven with the voices of scholars, historians, family members, and other interpreters, who offer their own illuminating perspectives on the "Wright Sister" and her times.
Torn between duty and love, Katharine Wright agonized for months before making a devastating break with her world-famous brother Orville to marry newspaper editor Henry J. (Harry) Haskell. A work of creative nonfiction, Maiden Flight is imaginatively reconstructed from personal letters, newspaper reports, and other documents—in particular, Katharine's lively and extraordinarily revealing love letters to Harry.