Historical Heartthrobs

50 Timeless Crushes—from Cleopatra to Camus

by Kelly Murphy with Hallie Fryd

Historical Heartthrobs
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This book 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? 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).

“A fun book for any reader, with a balanced mix of historical anecdotes, romantic trivia, and witty, accessible writing.” —ForeWord ReviewsLitPickfivestar copy

“(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

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Product Details

  • Reading level: Teen Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Zest Books (January, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-936976-10-2

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