Happy Valentine’s Day!
How appropriate that today of all days is our stop on the Historical Heartthrobs Blog Tour! The past few weeks I’ve been flipping through this fun and oddly sexy book of facts and stories on some of history’s most interesting figures.
Seriously. This book is full of fascinating information. By giving history a pop culture kick, it makes learning fun. The authors know how to wittily spin out the history of these hot dudes and dudettes and evaluate them not just on physical attractiveness but by who they are and how they impacted others and the world. She gives us a new and tantalizing perspective on these figures and makes them seem more awesome and inspiring than ever before. (Also, I am TOTALLY going to own at Trivia Night from now on.)
You can read more about this book on history’s hotties, hunks and heartbreakers below. AND…. As a special Valentine’s Day bonus, we are giving away one copy of Historical Heartthrobs, as well as V-day Sweethearts conversation hearts treats!
ABOUT THE BOOK
History comes alive in Historical Heartthrobs, especially when reading it causes you stop and consider the likes of Eva Peron, Lord Byron and Ernest Hemingway as potential members of your dating pool. Some items for consideration: Nikola Tesla was a brilliant inventor who made Victorians swoon, but he seems incapable of swooning back. Che Guevara had the smoldering good looks, but would he only look out for himself in a relationship? And what about Nelly Bly? Was it legal to look that good in 1884? Historical Heartthrobs includes both men and women from a wide range of countries, ethnicities, and historical epochs. 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.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Born and raised among the sprawling cornfields of rural Pennsylvania, Kelly Murphy now writes from her child-sized apartment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Her articles have appeared in Brokelyn, Brooklyn Based, Chic Today, NCTE’s The Council Chronicle, and various other publications. A Penn State graduate, Kelly currently works in publishing. Hallie Fryd is the author of Scandalous!: 50 Shocking Events You Should Know About (So You Can Impress Your Friends), which was a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Winner in 2012.
One (1) Winner will receive each of the following:
– An autographed copy of the beautiful HISTORICAL HEARTTHROBS hardcover
– V-day Sweethearts conversation hearts treats
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Historical Heartthrobs: 50 Timeless Crushes – from Cleopatra to Camus by Kelly Murphy with Hallie Fryd (Published by Zest Books and distributed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; $17.99 Hardcover; ISBN: 978-1-936976-10-2; Ages 14+}