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How They Choked: Failures, Flops, And Flaws Of The Awfully Famous

ISBN-10: 1681192160
ISBN-13: 9781681192161
Author: Bragg, Georgia
Illustrated by: O'Malley, Kevin
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Publication Date: June 2016

Copyright: 2014

Page Count: 208


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Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Accelerated Reader Level: 7.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 6.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / General

Description
Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes, epic failures even lead to super successes . . . sometimes they become deep dark secrets. But remember--to fail is human, to laugh about our shortcomings divine. From Montezuma II's mistaking a conqueror for a god to Isaac Newton turning from science to alchemy to J. Bruce Ismay's jumping the lifeboat line on the Titanic, How They Choked knocks fourteen famous achievers off their pedestals to reveal the human side of history. Successful "failures" include: Marco Polo, Queen Isabella of Spain, Montezuma II, Ferdinand Magellan, Anne Boleyn, Isaac Newton, Benedict Arnold, Susan B. Anthony, George Armstrong Custer, Thomas Alva Edison, Vincent van Gogh, J. Bruce Ismay, "Shoeless Joe" Jackson, Amelia M. Earhart
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