Extraordinary People: A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World's Most Fascinating Individuals
Michael Hearst and Aaron Scamihorn
What makes someone extraordinary? Inside this book, you'll find stories of extraordinary people like: Evel Knievel who jumped his motorcycle over 14 Greyhound busses; The Iceman the most well-preserved human, found in the ice after 5,300 years; Sam Patch who jumped Niagara Falls for $75; Helen Thayer who walked to the North Pole alone; Roy Sullivan who was struck by lightning seven times; and Larry Walters who used 40 helium balloons and a lawn chair to carry himself into the sky. These fascinating facts and hundreds more await curious readers, amateur historians, and anyone who has ever thought about doing something weird.
- 112 pages
- 222 x 289mm
- Chronicle Books