25 gifts under $25, No. 23: Historical Heartthrobs!


History! It’s soooo boring, what with all the names and things that happened in black and white. But, you need to know it, or you’ll just keep repeating it over and over. You also might have a younger relative who needs to know it or they’ll repeat a grade over and over. History is easier to learn when you’re combining it with sex, or at least that’s the theory behind Historical Heartthrobs, the book by our own Kelly Murphy that’s available to pre-order right now.

Going over fifty hunky and sexy historical dudes and ladies, from Cleopatra to Wild Bill Hickock, W.E.B. DuBois to Dorothy Parker, Historical Heartthrobs gives you the lowdown on what made these figures from the past important, but also what made them sexy as hell, including them each getting a section called “The Story of His/Her Sex Life.” If you can’t be bothered with history lessons delivered like that, you should be doomed to repeat it. Historical Heartthrobs, $17.99, available from Zest Books

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