How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - romakerby - LibraryThing
The author's use of gory and gruesome text brought life to the death of the famous. Readers get a different view of what happened and this view can be much more exciting to the target audience than ... Read full review
Review: How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully FamousUser Review - Lisa - Goodreads
3.5 "The cover of this book is pretty cool looking," so said my barely 7 year old grandson as he picked it up and started reading aloud as we drove home from the library. It held his attention for ... Read full review