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Michael Jackson: King of Pop

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Lives Cut Short offers a well-rounded look at influential figures in pop culture who met tragic, untimely deaths. Each title covers biographical information as well as career challenges and successes of these remarkable personalities.

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Overview

Lives Cut Short offers a well-rounded look at influential figures in pop culture who met tragic, untimely deaths. Each title covers biographical information as well as career challenges and successes of these remarkable personalities.

Essential Library

Biographies historic events, current debates, and social issues are all an essential part of the curriculum Readers can meet these research needs with the Essential Library, a well-researched, well-written, and beautifully designed imprint.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Danielle Williams
Michael Jackson's life was one of extremes. He and his brothers displayed a talent for music at an early age and were thrust into the musical world by their father before the oldest Jackson brother had even completed high school. Despite their early entrance into show business, the Jackson brothers' strict parents ensured that they completed their education and made sure they did not fall into trouble. When Michael began his solo career, he was able to take the lessons learned from being a member of a group of singers and apply that to his need to perform perfectly for his audience. Although Michael's career was filled with success, his private life began to fall into ruin. Rumors and innuendo plagued his life throughout his solo career, and Michael's lack of a real childhood and his need for approval encouraged those who preyed on him. Filled with images from Michael's life, Pratt's unbiased look at Michael's life offers no judgment on his life or death. The text is part of the "Lives Cut Short" series. Reviewer: Danielle Williams
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604537888
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/20/2009
  • Series: Lives Cut Short Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 779,965
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Dazzling Performer 6

Chapter 2 Growing Up Jackson 16

Chapter 3 The Rise Of The Jackson 5 26

Chapter 4 The Jackson 5 Era 36

Chapter 5 Going Solo 46

Chapter 6 Thiller 56

Chapter 7 A Life Of Fame 66

Chapter 8 Marriage, Family, And Controversy 76

Chapter 9 Dead At 50 86

Timeline 96

Quick Facts 100

Additional Resorses 102

Glossary 104

Sourse Notes 106

Index 110

About The Author 112

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