If you don't have the guts to take the gore, don't read this book. It comes with this fair warning! Heed these words well. This book describes in gruesome detail how nineteen very famous people bit the dust. From King Tut to George Washington and from Marie Antoinette to Ludwig Van Beethoven we gt up close and personal with the nitty gritty of their demise. Take Tut for example. They stuck a long needle up his nose... (I''ll pause here so you can take a deep breath.) to scoop out his brains. Left him his heart and his male parts but "pulled out whatever they could get their hands on - like his liver, stomach, lungs and twenty-two feet of intestines." Awesome or gruesome... you decide! 184 pages Ages 9-13
How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous
Walker Books, March 2011
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