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The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treacheryby Steve Sheinkin
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*andquot;Who knew the biography of a germ could be so fascinating?andrdquo;andmdash;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
This is the story of a killer thatand#160;has beenand#160;striking people down for thousands of years: tuberculosis.and#160;After centuries ofand#160;ineffective treatments,and#160;the microorganism that causes TB was identified and the cure was thought to beand#160;within reachandmdash;but drug-resistant varieties continue to plague and panic the human race. The andquot;biographyandquot; of this deadly germ and the social history of an illness that could strike anywhere are woven together in an engrossing, carefully researchedand#160;narrative.
From one of the most acclaimed writers of nonfiction for children, Invincible Microbe illuminates the seemingly unstoppable killer thatand#8217;s been haunting us for centuries: tuberculosis. Well-researched and including over 100 archival photos and prints, this compelling and#8220;biographyand#8221; of a deadly germ is a must-read.
Most people know that Benedict Arnold was Americas first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest Revolutionary War heroes. Steve Sheinkin's accessible biography introduces young readers to the real Arnold: reckless, heroic, and driven. Packed with first-person accounts, astonishing American Revolution battle scenes, and surprising twists, this is a gripping and true adventure tale from history.
About the Author
Steve Sheinkin is a recovering textbook writer and lifelong admirer of Benedict Arnold. He has also written King George: What Was His Problem?, Two Miserable Presidents, and Which Way to the Wild West? He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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