Historical Heartthrobs 50 Timeless Crushes - From Cleopatra to Camus by Kelly Murphy, Hallie Fryd
  

Historical Heartthrobs 50 Timeless Crushes - From Cleopatra to Camus

Written by Kelly Murphy, Hallie Fryd
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Synopsis

Historical Heartthrobs 50 Timeless Crushes - From Cleopatra to Camus by Kelly Murphy, Hallie Fryd

This book compiles photos and life stories of fifty of the sexiest men and women from history and asks the essential question: Would you really want to date them? 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. Each entry describes the period in which the heartthrob lived and includes essential stats, hilarious sidebars, and, of course, a crushability ranking: a measurement of how crush-worthy these people really are, based on their relative levels of heroism (or villainy).

Reviews

A fun book for any reader, with a balanced mix of historical anecdotes, romantic trivia, and witty, accessible writing. - ForeWord Reviews

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. -Booklist

About the Author

Pennsylvania-born Kelly Murphy has written articles for Brokelyn, Brooklyn Based, Chic Today, NCTE's The Council Chronicle, and various other publications. Kelly graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in English and has worked in publishing.Hallie Fryd is a writer living in Oakland, California. She studied history at Carnegie Mellon University and writes frequently about history and pop culture. She grew up in a Quaker suburb of Philadelphia, but dislikes weather - which brought her to the temperate climate of the San Francisco Bay Area. When not writing, or trying to recount historical episodes with wild gesticulations, she works as a social media manager for the brain training company, Lumosity. Hallie is the author of Scandalous!: 50 Shocking Events You Should Know About, which was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a Foreword Reviews Gold Medal Book of the Year Winner in 2012.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
224 pages

Author

Kelly Murphy, Hallie Fryd
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Publisher

Zest Books an imprint of Orange Avenue Publishing

Publication date

2nd September 2013

ISBN

9781936976102


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