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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

by Michael P. Spradlin


Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on January 7, 2020


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781547600236
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 9 - 14 Years

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.