Extraordinary People: A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World's Most Fascinating Individuals

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Chronicle Books, May 12, 2015 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
Inside this book, you'll find stories of 50 extraordinary people such as:

Evel Knievel, who jumped his motorcycle over 14 Greyhound buses

The Iceman, the most well-preserved human, found in the ice after 5,300 years

Sam Patch, who jumped Niagara Falls for $75

Helen Thayer, who walked to the North Pole alone

Roy Sullivan, who was struck by lightning 7 times

These intriguing facts and hundreds more await curious readers, amateur historians, and anyone who aspires to the altogether extraordinary!

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Extraordinary People: A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World's Most Fascinating Individuals

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The author of Unusual Creatures (2012) profiles 50 individuals who have excelled in athletics (Billie Jean King, Deion Sanders), discovery (George Washington Carver, Marie Curie), activism (Jane ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Michael Hearst is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and writer. He is the author of Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth's Strangest Animals and is the founding member of the band One Ring Zero. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Aaron Scamihorn is an illustrator, designer, and screen printer based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. He operates his business under the name Ronlewhorn Industries.

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