Brandy's Reviews > How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous

How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg
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Jan 16, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011, childrens, for-reviews, non-fiction, historical, boy-books, middle-grade
Read in January, 2011

King Tut likely died of malaria; Edgar Allan Poe is suspected to have had rabies. Beethoven and Galileo both met their ends due to lead poisoning. Fifteen other historical figures--world leaders, writers, scientists, and more--were felled by things as mundane as pneumonia and as unpredictable as angry mobs, and this book identifies which gruesome end each person came to.

The title alone will make this the easiest booktalk ever.
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