Close Calls: How Eleven U.S. 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.---from the publisher

128 pages                            978-1547600236                                 Ages 9-14

Keywords:  American history, presidents, survival, information, narrative nonfiction, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old, assassins, detective, war, Social Studies Curriculum

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