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The Dead Guy Interviews

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The Dead Guy Interviews

Conversations with 45 of the Most Accomplished, Notorious, and Deceased Personalities in History

By Michael A. Stusser

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143112273, 304pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2007

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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 what'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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