How They Choked

How They Choked

Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous

Book - 2014
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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

Publisher: New York :, Walker Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Bloomsbury, [2014].
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780802734884
Characteristics: 200 pages :,illustrations ;,26 cm
Additional Contributors: O'Malley, Kevin 1961-- Illustrator


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ChristchurchLib Nov 24, 2014

"The creator of the best-selling How They Croaked shares the stories behind 14 epic failures to shine a light on the darker side of select historical events, from Montezuma II's fatal error of mistaking a conqueror for a god to Isaac Newton's miscalculation of turning from science to pursue alchemy."


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