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Close Calls: How Eleven US Presidents Escaped from the Brink of Death

Close Calls: How Eleven US Presidents Escaped from the Brink of Death

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Historians tell the stories of tragic and untimely presidential deaths, but often forgotten are the near misses. JFK and his fellow servicemen spent six days on a desert island with only coconuts to eat after a deadly attack during WWII. Abe Lincoln was forced to take a train trip in disguise while America's first female detective worked to foil an early assassination attempt. And when Andrew Jackson was attacked by an upset citizen who had been stalking him for months, frontiersman Davey Crockett was the one to save him. With pacy, immediate writing and including supplemental archival photographs and archival materials, this book chronicles thrilling undertold stories of U.S. presidents' moments of bravery.

Author: Michael P. Spradlin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 01/07/2020
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.20w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781547600236
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2019
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2020
Shelf Awareness 01/17/2020
School Library Journal 02/01/2020 pg. 93

About the Author

Michael Spradlin is the author of more than twenty children's books and several books for adults, including the New York Times bestseller It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Zombies. His children's books have been named to state lists in Rhode Island, Indiana, Missouri, Georgia, Vermont, Maine, and Alabama, and best book lists by Bank Street School of Education and the NYPL. He was an Edgar Award nomineefor his YA novel Spy Goddess. He lives in Michigan.

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