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Author Bragg, Georgia.

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

Publisher New York : Bloomsbury/Walker, 2014.


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Contents Marco Polo: staying alive (1254-1324) -- Queen Isabella of Spain: omg (1451-1504) -- King Montezuma II: oops, there go the Aztecs (1466-1520) -- Ferdinand Magellan: dead in the water -- Anne Boleyn: fatal attractions (1501-1536) -- Isaac Newton: the law's in town (1642-1727) -- Benedict Arnold: stinker, traitor, soldier, spy (1741-1801) -- Susan B. Anthony: she had a dream (1820-1906) -- George Armstrong Custer: dressed to kill (1839-1876) -- Thomas Alva Edison: shocking inventor (1847-1931) -- Vincent Van Gogh: least likely to succeed (1853-1890) -- J. Bruce Ismay: first-class coward (1862-1937) -- Joseph Jefferson Jackson ("Shoeless Joe"): game over (1887-1951) -- Amelia M. Earhart: winging it (1897-1937).
Subject History -- Errors, inventions, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
Celebrities -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature.
Decision making -- Juvenile literature.
Alt Author O'Malley, Kevin, illustrator.
ISBN 9780802734884 : HRD
080273488X : HRD