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How They Choked : Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous (Reprint) (Paperback) (Georgia Bragg)

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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 theTitanic, 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

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 200
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Georgia Bragg
Language: English
Street Date: June 7, 2016
TCIN: 50775958
UPC: 9781681192161
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-7767
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