Historical Heartthrobs
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Historical Heartthrobs : 50 Timeless Crushes - from Cleopatra to Camus

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History really comes alive when you stop to consider the likes of Eva Peron and Nikola Tesla as potential members of your dating pool. Some items for consideration: Stalin was handsome as a devil, but he lived like one too (c.f. the purges). Che had the smouldering good looks, but would he only look out for himself in a relationship (he is eerily photogenic, after all)? And what about Nelly Bly? Was it legal to look that good in 1884? Historical Heartthrobs includes both men and women from a wide range of countries, ethnicities, and historical epochs. Some are artists, some are scientists, and many are political or military leaders, but all have had a lasting impact on human life - and a sizable impact on their admirers as well. In addition to an iconic image of each personality, each entry contains essential information about when these people lived and died, where they came from, what their best features were, and why they mattered. Each entry concludes with a crushability ranking: a measurement of how crush worthy these people really were, based on their relative levels of heroism/villainy.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 182.88 x 205.74 x 22.86mm | 703.06g
  • Orange Avenue Publishing
  • Zest Books
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • English
  • 50 photographs throughout
  • 1936976102
  • 9781936976102

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"A fun book for any reader, with a balanced mix of historical anecdotes, romantic trivia, and witty, accessible writing." -ForeWord Reviews "(A) broad-ranging, tongue-in-cheek guide to the hotties of history....With engrossing photos, lively quotations, and witty writing, it's "the complete package"--just like Nellie Bly." -Publishers Weekly "Surely a tantalizing start for a beginning researcher." -Booklistshow more

About Kelly Murphy

Born and raised among the sprawling cornfields of rural Pennsylvania, Kelly Murphy now writes from her child-sized apartment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Her articles have appeared in Brokelyn, Brooklyn Based, Chic Today, NCTE's The Council Chronicle, and various other publications. Kelly graduated from Penn State with a degree in English and currently works in publishing.show more
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