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Author Bragg, Georgia.
Title How they choked : failures, flops, and flaws of the awfully famous / by Georgia Bragg ; illustrated by Kevin O'Malley.
Pub Info New York : Bloomsbury/Walker, 2014.
book jacket
 Brooks(Harwich)-Children  J 920 BRA     AVAILABLE
 Chatham-Children's Coll.  J 920 Bra     AVAILABLE
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Descript 200 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
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Note Accelerated Reader MG 7.2 6 6 169594
Contents Marco Polo: where on earth was Marco Polo? -- Queen Isabella of Spain: omg -- King Montezuma II: oops, there go the Aztecs -- Ferdinand Magellan: dead in the water -- Anne Boleyn: till beheading do us part -- Isaac Newton: the law's in town -- Benedict Arnold: stinker, traitor, soldier, spy -- Susan B. Anthony: voter revolt -- George Armstrong Custer: dressed to kill -- Thomas Alva Edison: shock and awful -- Vincent Van Gogh: least likely to succeed -- J. Bruce Ismay: first-class coward -- Joseph Jefferson Jackson ("Shoeless Joe"): game over -- Amelia M. Earhart: winging it.
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.
Subject History -- Errors, inventions, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
Celebrities -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature.
Decision making -- Juvenile literature.
Add Author O'Malley, Kevin, 1961- illustrator.
Alt Title Failures, flops, and flaws of the awfully famous
ISBN 9780802734884 (hardcover)
9780802734891 (pbk.)
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