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Author Bragg, Georgia.

Title How they choked : failures, flops, and flaws of the awfully famous / Georgia Bragg ; illustrated by Kevin O'Malley

Publication Info. New York : Walker Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Bloomsbury, [2014]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PCMS True Stories  TR BRAGG    ---  Available
Description vi, 200 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-192) and index.
Contents Marco Polo: staying alive (1254-1324) -- Queen Isabella of Spain: omg (1451-1504) -- King Montezuma II: oops, there go the Aztecs (1466-1520) -- Ferdinand Magellan: dead in the water -- Anne Boleyn: fatal attractions (1501-1536) -- Isaac Newton: the law's in town (1642-1727) -- Benedict Arnold: stinker, traitor, soldier, spy (1741-1801) -- Susan B. Anthony: she had a dream (1820-1906) -- George Armstrong Custer: dressed to kill (1839-1876) -- Thomas Alva Edison: shocking inventor (1847-1931) -- Vincent Van Gogh: least likely to succeed (1853-1890) -- J. Bruce Ismay: first-class coward (1862-1937) -- Joseph Jefferson Jackson ("Shoeless Joe"): game over (1887-1951) -- Amelia M. Earhart: winging it (1897-1937).
Summary Presents a humorous look at the flaws and foibles of some of the most famous personalities of history, including such figures as Marco Polo, George Armstrong Custer, Thomas Edison, and Amelia Earhart.
Study Program AR RL 7.2 6.0 169594 PCMS.
Subject History -- Errors, inventions, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
Celebrities -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature.
Decision making -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author O'Malley, Kevin, illustrator.
ISBN 9780802734884 (hardcover)
080273488X (hardcover)
9780802734891 (pbk.)
0802734898 (pbk.)

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