Bound To Stay Bound

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 Close calls : how eleven US Presidents escaped from the brink of death
 Author: Spradlin, Michael P.

 Publisher:  Bloomsbury Children's Books (2020)

 Dewey: 973.09
 Classification: Collective Biography
 Physical Description: 116 p.,  23 cm

 BTSB No: 841156 ISBN: 9781547600236
 Ages: 9-14 Grades: 4-9

 Presidents -- United States -- Biography -- Miscellanea
 Presidents -- United States -- Miscellanea
 Presidents -- Assassination attempts -- United States -- History
 Near-death experiences -- United States

Price: $23.28

With fast-paced accounts and supplemental archival photographs and archival materials, this book chronicles thrilling rarely-told stories of U.S. presidents' moments of bravery.

   Kirkus Reviews (11/15/19)
   School Library Journal (02/01/20)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (A) (00/01/20)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 02/01/2020 Gr 5–8—Tales of survival, near-misses, and sheer determination fill the pages of this collection of 11 stories about 11 different U.S. presidents who had close calls with death, either while in office or before they were elected. These short, readable vignettes are organized chronologically. George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, and the first Bush all faced some very dangerous moments while serving in the military. Jimmy Carter's near-death experience was one of his own making: He volunteered to go into a failing nuclear reactor to help fix it since he was one of the few people who had the expertise. Spradlin's engaging accounts are concise and provide some historical context without overwhelming the narrative. VERDICT A solid choice for libraries looking to add to their narrative history collections.—Jody Kopple, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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