How they choked : failures, flops, and flaws of the awfully famous
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New York : Bloomsbury, 2016., , ©2014.
Format:
Book
Edition:
Pbk. ed.
Physical Desc:
200 pages : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 7.2 - AR Pts: 6
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6.5.
Status:
Glencliff High - Teen Biography
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Description

The team behind the bestselling How They Croaked shines a light on the darker sides of history's most famous failures, perfect for reluctant readers!

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

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Language:
English
ISBN:
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Reading Level:
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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-192) and index.
Description
Describes the failures of fourteen historical, famous achievers, including Isaac Newton, Thomas Edison, Vincent Van Gogh, Ann Boleyn, and Amelia Earhart.
Target Audience
6.5.
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5-8,Follett School Solutions.
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1010,Lexile.
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Accelerated Reader AR,MG,7.2,6.0,169594.,632
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bragg, G., & O'Malley, K. (2016). How they choked: failures, flops, and flaws of the awfully famous. Pbk. ed. New York: Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bragg, Georgia and Kevin O'Malley. 2016. How They Choked: Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous. New York: Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bragg, Georgia and Kevin O'Malley, How They Choked: Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous. New York: Bloomsbury, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bragg, Georgia., and Kevin O'Malley. How They Choked: Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous. Pbk. ed. New York: Bloomsbury, 2016. Print.

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