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How They Croaked

The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous
Bragg, Georgia (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
How They Croaked


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A look at the deaths of several famous people throughout history and the circumstances surrounding those deaths.
Authors: Bragg, Georgia
Title: How they croaked
the awful ends of the awfully famous
Publisher: New York :, Walker & Co.,, 2011.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Characteristics: 184 p. :,ill. ;,27 cm.
Contents: King Tut
Julius Caesar
Cleopatra
Christopher Columbus
Henry VIII
Elizabeth I
Pocahontas
Galileo Galilei
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Marie Antoinette
George Washington
Napoleon Bonaparte
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Edgar Allan Poe
Charles Dickens
James A. Garfield
Charles Darwin
Marie Curie
Albert Einstein
One more thing.
Summary: A look at the deaths of several famous people throughout history and the circumstances surrounding those deaths.
Local Note: 1 2 5 6 10 11 14 15
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Additional Contributors: O'Malley, Kevin - 1961-.
ISBN: 0802798187
9780802798183
0802798179
9780802798176
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Report This Jul 31, 2013
  • lakevilla_IDOL rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this book a lot! It had disturbing angd gross facts but I found it interesting. This book is a caudill book for 2013 and would work just great if you had to read a caudill book for school. In this book you learn facts of many famous people like George Washington and King Tut and how they died . Also this book tells what the doctors did in many types of dying situations. I would totallly reccomend this book to anybody who could handle blood and much, much more.

Report This Apr 12, 2013
  • Doritos35 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

loved this book! so weird and interesting!

Report This Sep 06, 2012
  • Pisinga rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Apparently it's a children's book. But I do not think so. Rather for teens. Still - any adult can enjoy it. There are interesting historical facts. Specific humor, because of which this book is more suitable for adults than for children.

Report This Jul 15, 2012
  • danni2888 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I found this book in the childrens section at my library. From the second I looked at it and read the first page I couldnt put it down. Such an awesome and disgusting book with interesting facts! I ended up reading it in one day. I loved it!

Report This Apr 02, 2012
  • GiveMeMyNamePlease rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!

Report This Jul 20, 2011
  • CLLinda rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It's a weird but interesting book. It's done with humor and dignity on how people who were famous passed away. Murders, diseases, and many other things happened to famous people. It's an interesting read.

Well, this book certainly doesn’t shy away from the gross details. I can picture middle schoolers the world over going “eeeuuuwwww!” when they read it. I was already familiar with how most of the people died (though I was surprised to learn it wasn’t an asp that did Cleopatra in) but it was entertaining to view their deaths from a kid’s point of view.

Report This Jun 27, 2011
  • BookFairy119 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

At first I thought this would be too gorry for kids, but it is written with the right combination of humor and fact. Great for the person who likes a little gore with their history!

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