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The Resource How they choked : failures, flops, and flaws of the awfully famous, Georgia Bragg ; illustrated by Kevin O'Malley

How they choked : failures, flops, and flaws of the awfully famous, Georgia Bragg ; illustrated by Kevin O'Malley

Label
How they choked : failures, flops, and flaws of the awfully famous
Title
How they choked
Title remainder
failures, flops, and flaws of the awfully famous
Statement of responsibility
Georgia Bragg ; illustrated by Kevin O'Malley
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the course of history, famous people made mistakes that were so monumental they could never escape them, no matter how brilliant their successes! Ferdinand Magellan is credited as the first man to sail around the world ... but he only actually made it halfway. His terrible treatment of everyone he met cut his life journey short. Queen Isabella of Spain is remembered for financing Columbus?s expeditions--and for creating the Spanish Inquisition. J. Bruce Ismay commissioned the unsinkable marvel of the sea, the Titanic--and then jumped the line of women and children to escape death on a lifeboat. Readers will be fascinated well past the final curtain and will empathize with the flawed humanity of these achievers
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bragg, Georgia
Dewey number
920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
CT105
LC item number
.B724 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
O'Malley, Kevin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History
  • Celebrities
  • Decision making
  • History
  • Celebrities
  • Decision making
Target audience
juvenile
Label
How they choked : failures, flops, and flaws of the awfully famous, Georgia Bragg ; illustrated by Kevin O'Malley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Marco Polo: where on Earth was Marco Polo? -- Isabella of Castile: OMG -- Montezuma II: oops, there go the Aztecs -- Ferdinand Magellan: dead in the water -- Anne Boleyn: till beheading do us part -- Isaac Newton: the law's in town -- Benedict Arnold: stinker, traitor, soldier, spy -- Susan B. Anthony: voter revolt -- George Armstrong Custer: dressed to kill -- Thomas Alva Edison: shock and awful -- Vincent van Gogh: least likely to succeed -- J. Bruce Ismay: first-class coward -- Joseph Jefferson "Shoeless Joe" Jackson: game over -- Amelia M. Earhart: winging it -- One more thing
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9780802734884
Lccn
2013039127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps;
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn858975729
  • (Sirsi) o858975729
  • (OCoLC)858975729
Label
How they choked : failures, flops, and flaws of the awfully famous, Georgia Bragg ; illustrated by Kevin O'Malley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Marco Polo: where on Earth was Marco Polo? -- Isabella of Castile: OMG -- Montezuma II: oops, there go the Aztecs -- Ferdinand Magellan: dead in the water -- Anne Boleyn: till beheading do us part -- Isaac Newton: the law's in town -- Benedict Arnold: stinker, traitor, soldier, spy -- Susan B. Anthony: voter revolt -- George Armstrong Custer: dressed to kill -- Thomas Alva Edison: shock and awful -- Vincent van Gogh: least likely to succeed -- J. Bruce Ismay: first-class coward -- Joseph Jefferson "Shoeless Joe" Jackson: game over -- Amelia M. Earhart: winging it -- One more thing
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9780802734884
Lccn
2013039127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps;
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn858975729
  • (Sirsi) o858975729
  • (OCoLC)858975729

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