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How They Croaked : The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous
by Georgia Bragg and Kevin O'Malley


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802798176
  • ISBN-10: 0802798179
  • Publisher: Walker & Co
  • Publish Date: March 2011
  • Page Count: 184
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-UP
  • Dimensions: 1 x 7.25 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.45 pounds


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