The Dead Guy Interviews

The Dead Guy Interviews : Conversations with 45 of the Most Accomplished, Notorious, and Deceased Personalities in History

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The interviewees in this irreverent book may not have a pulse, but, boy, can they talk! Ever wanted to ask Nostradamus for the winning lotto numbers or van Gogh about the whole ear episode? How about Napoleon about his complex, or if Frida might consider a brow wax? In The Dead Guy Interviews, journalist Michael Stusser has created forty-five interviews with some of the most famous personalities of all time, asking them probing questions about their lives, accomplishments, and whatÂ's on their iPods. Based on his column in the acclaimed magazine mental_floss, this collection of conversations is incredibly funny, but each interview is also based on serious research, so in addition to laughing, readers actually learn real history. The Dead Guy Interviews includes discussions with: Alexander the Great Beethoven Napoléon Bonaparte Buddha Julius Caesar Caligula George Washington Carver Catherine the Great Winston Churchill Cleopatra Confucius Crazy Horse Salvador Dalí Charles Darwin Emily Dickinson Albert Einstein Benjamin Franklin Sigmund Freud Genghis Khan Vincent van Gogh Henry VIII J. Edgar Hoover Harry Houdini Thomas Jefferson Joan of Arc Robert Johnson Frida Kahlo Leonardo da Vinci Abraham Lincoln Mao Tse-tung Karl Marx Michelangelo Montezuma Mozart Nostradamus Edgar Allan Poe William Shakespeare Sun Tzu Mae West Oscar Wilde
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  • Paperback | 291 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 17.78mm | 226.8g
  • Penguin Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0143112279
  • 9780143112273

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