Historical Heartthrobs

50 Timeless Crushes — From Cleopatra to Camus

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

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).

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-93697-610-2
$17.99 $13.49
978-1-93697-625-6
$23.99 $17.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Zest Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 224
Publication Date 2013-08-01
BISACS YAN038000, YAN039000
Dimensions 7 x 8
Lexile 1280
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Primary source quotations/images, Sidebars, and Table of contents

Author: Hallie Fryd

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.

Author: Kelly Murphy

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. Kelly graduated from Penn State with a degree in English and currently works in publishing. She wrote Historical Heartthrobs with Hallie Fryd.