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How They Croaked : The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous (Hardcover) (Georgia Bragg)

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Over the course of history men and women have lived and died. In fact, getting sick and dying can be a big, ugly mess-especially before the modern medical care that we all enjoy today.How They Croaked relays all the gory details of how nineteen world figures gave up the ghost. For example:It is believed that Henry VIII's remains exploded within his coffin while lying in state. Doctors "treated" George Washington by draining almost 80 ounces of blood before he finally kicked the bucket. Right before Beethoven wrote his last notes, doctors drilled a hole in his stomach without any pain medication.Readers will be interested well past the final curtain, and feel lucky to live in a world with painkillers, X-rays, soap, and 911.

A look at the deaths of several famous people throughout history and the circumstances surrounding those deaths.
Number of Pages: 184
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Walker & Co
Age Range: Teen
Author: Georgia Bragg
Language: English
Street Date: March 15, 2011
TCIN: 13294521
UPC: 9780802798176
Item Number (DPCI): 247-05-6237

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