Historical Heartthrobs (Hardcover)

50 Timeless Crushes - From Cleopatra to Camus

By Kelly Murphy, Hallie Fryd

Zest Books, 9781936976102, 224pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2014

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

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).


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.



Praise For Historical Heartthrobs: 50 Timeless Crushes - From Cleopatra to Camus

“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


“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