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Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books

Close Calls : How Eleven US Presidents Escaped from the Brink of Death.

Presidents have served in war and peace and have often become very close companions of extreme danger. In Close Calls, Michael P. Spradlin demonstrates his ability to take true stories and fill them with excitement, action and intrigue.

Readers will learn about the plot to assassinate George Washington, which could have ended the American Revolution. How Andrew Jackson fended off an assassin until famed frontiersman (then Congressman) David Crockett stepped in to save the president. When Abraham Lincoln was elected, it was Kate Warne, America’s first female private detective helped devise the plan to deliver him safely to Washington.