Dreadful Fates

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A&C Black, Mar 1, 2010 - Accidents - 112 pages
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From grisly murders to unusual funerals, Dreadful Fates provides a gruesome journey through history to present-day instances of figures who have had the misfortune of a dreadful or unusual end.

Readers can find out about everything from Aeschylus, the ancient Greek who died when a tortoise fell on his head, and the man who tripped over his own beard, to a countless number who met their end through laughing too much!
 

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User Review  - librarybrandy - LibraryThing

Poorly organized, and the lack of names, dates, and sources give the whole thing the feel of an urban legend chain email. It won't stop fifth-grade boys from snickering over it, but it's not one I'd recommend. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
6
Dying of Laughter
15
Fatal Food
39
Unusual Funerals
49
Died in Action
60
Murders and Executions
66
Life After Death
72
Fatal Mistakes
89
Last Words and Epitaphs
97
Index
106
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About the author (2010)

Tracey Turner is a best-selling non-fiction author. She has written Whitaker's World of Weird for A&C Black and her 101 Things You Need to Know

(Bloomsbury) was selected by the British Education Secretary as a top

book for teenage boys. Tracey has previously collaborated with Sally Kindberg, illustrator of Dreadful Fates, on The Comic Strip History of the World.

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