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How they croaked the awful ends of the awfully famous

by Bragg, Georgia,

Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2011 2011
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A look at the deaths of several famous people throughout history and the circumstances surrounding those deaths.
King Tut
Julius Caesar
Christopher Columbus
Henry VIII
Elizabeth I
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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* From George Little Mouth of Horrors Washington to Marie You Glow, Girl Curie, Bragg chronicles with ghoulish glee the chronic or fatal maladies that afflicted 19 historical figures. Nonsqueamish readers will be entranced by her riveting descriptions of King Tut's mummification (and the brutal treatment that mummy has received in modern times); the thoroughly septic doctoring that hastened or at least contributed to the deaths of Mozart, Napoleon, James A. Garfield, and others; the literal dissolution of Henry VIII's body ( While lying in state, it is believed that his toxic remains exploded, and some of his royal splendidness dripped out the sides of the coffin overnight ); and the outrageous fates of Einstein's brain, Galileo's fingers, and other coroners' souvenirs. The author tucks quick notes on at least marginally relevant topics, such as leeching, scurvy, presidential assassins, and mummy eyes ( If mummy eyeballs are rehydrated, they return to almost normal size ), between the chapters and closes with generous lists of nontechnical print resources on each of her subjects. O'Malley's cartoon portraits and spot art add just the right notes of humor to keep the contents from becoming too gross. Usually. Despite occasional farfetched claims it's hard to believe that Charles Darwin puked four million times, even though he was fanatical about keeping personal health records this all-too-informative study deserves the wild popularity it will without doubt acquire.--Peters, John Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Celebrities Death Juvenile literature
Death History Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Recorded Books, Inc.2011
Contributors O'Malley, Kevin, 1961-
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by L. J. Ganser.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive Listen
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9781461833819
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