How They Choked

Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous

Written by Georgia Bragg

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.

ISBN 9780545776776

Genre: Biography

Review

How they Choked is about many different famous people throughout history and the book tells a story about their life, and how they met their demise. It includes lots of people you might have heard of, and others you haven't. It tells the stories of 14 people including, Thomas Edison, Isaac Newton, Susan B. Anthony, Vincent Van Gogh, Amelia Earheart, and more. Along with the biography, it adds funny humor to it which made a history book very enjoyable. It provides a fun retelling of the lives of people you've learned about, and it also gives a good teaching moment of people you didn't know of.


I thought this book was excellent. I'm not one to read a biography in my spare time, but this book was definitely worth the read. I really liked reading about many of the people I've learned about in school in addition to the stuff they haven't didn't teach. There're a lot of people that are praised for doing many great things in history but actually had a dark side to them that people neglect to mention. Like the fact that Thomas Edison was not only the inventor of many useful things, but he was also a greedy and selfish man who stuck patents on everything, so he could have the idea and profits to himself. This book was really well written, telling the lives of famous people throughout history while also telling about their dark side, and how that led to their ultimate end

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