That's Me Always Making History Author:Elinor Goulding Smith The author of the ABSOLUTELY PERFECT books and the GREAT BIG MESSY BOOK now brings her zany intellect to bear on a sort of ABSOLUTELY PERFECT, IF SLIGHTLY MESSY VIEW OF HISTORY. Haven't you always wondered what Lady Godiva's husband thought? Or what went on in Mrs. Freud's mind? What did King George III talk to his wife about on July 4, 1776? ... more » What kind of a nut decided to build the Great Wall of China? What was Mona Lisa thinking that made her smile that way and why did King Alfred burn the cakes? What did Mrs. Tolstoy think of War and Peace and what did Galileo feel while he was dropping things?
Thirty-one burning questions are explored as we stagger from Betsy Ross to William the Conqueror, from Hannibal to Queen Elizabeth I, from Mozart to Cleopartra, from Isaac Newton's mother to Peter Minuit.
The woes, fears and outrages of these people are especially funny because they seem so true. Elinor Goulding Smith goes to the sore spot of the situation and puts it on the page quivering with pain and absurdity. Illustrations by Ben Black beautifully point up each spoof.
This book is not for scholars, but for regular people. And then, only if they like to laugh.« less