Historical HeartthrobsHISTORICAL HEARTTHROBS: 50 Timeless Crushes – from Cleopatra to Camus



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Genre: Art, Music & Photography/Performing Arts/Historical/Teen & Young Adult

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Zest Books (January 7, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936976102
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936976102


January 7, 2014

History is about much more than dusty books, dreary dates, and long-forgotten battles. History is also about sex appeal! Historical Heartthrobs compiles photos and life stories of 50 of the sexiest men and women from history and asks the essential question: Would you really want to date them? Consider George Sand, for instance. She was the hottest thing in pants in nineteenth-century France, but would you really want to put up with all that smoking? Or what about Nikola Tesla? His utter brilliance made Victorians swoon, but he seemed incapable of swooning back. Would you endure his indifference in return for that incredible smile? Each entry in Historical Heartthrobs includes a full-page photo, contemporary quotes, and an in-depth explanation of who these people were, why they mattered, and how they managed to be so seductive. Entries also include:

Vital stats about the hottie’s place of birth, lifespan, and major areas of influence.
The inside scoop on peccadilloes, noteworthy liaisons, and long-standing relationships.
An overall heat reading that factors in sex appeal, charisma, accomplishments, and of course, moral virtue. (Points are docked for brutality and rudeness!)

Everyone included here made their mark on the world—but not everyone did so in an equally admirable fashion. John Wilkes Booth was definitely good-looking, but racist assassins don’t generally make for the best life partners. Nellie Bly, on the other hand, did more in her average year than most people do in a lifetime—and she happened to look like a model, too. So review their records, check out their photos, and choose the hottie who makes you swoon.

Make a Date with History this Valentine’s Day!

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HISTORICAL HEARTTHROBS: 50 TIMELESS CRUSHES- FROM CLEOPATRA TO CAMUS by Kelly Murphy with Hallie Fyrd is a timeless Art, Music & Photography/Performing Arts/Historical/Teen & Young Adult that both young and old alike are sure to enjoy. Very concise, informative and packed full of information and stats. From Lord Byron, Ernest Hemingway, Frederick Douglass, to the beautiful Egyptian ruler Cleopatra, Benjamin Franklin, to Wild Bill Hickok and the list goes on and on. It is educational as well as fun, with trivia, quotes, portraits, and personal profiles. A must read for history bluffs, young and old adults alike, and anyone who enjoys historical heartthrobs. A great place for young readers to learn more about history,political and military leaders as well as a few movie stars. Well done indeed!! What an enjoyable read!

Received for an honest review from the publisher.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More