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LIVES OF THE MUSICIANS
Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought)
Kathleen Krull illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
Harcourt 1993

It's no secret that Beethoven went deaf, that Mozart had constant money problems, and that Gilbert and Sullivan wrote musicals. But what were these people--and other famous musicians--really like? What did they eat? What did they wear? And--possibly most interesting of all--what did their neighbors think? Discover the fascinating and often humorous stories of twenty famous musicians. Beginning with Vivaldi and ending with Woodie Guthrie, Lives of the Musicians brings musical history to life.


LIVES OF THE WRITERS
Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought)
Kathleen Krull illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
Harcourt 1994

Here are the inside views of twenty writers--people of all shapes, sizes, temperaments, and lifestyles from various countries and historical periods. Included are William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Zora Neale Hurston, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and many others. "There's enough substance here for a quick report or to enliven a longer one. An irresistible package."--School Library Journal


LIVES OF THE ARTISTS
Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought)
Kathleen Krull illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
Harcourt 1995

In this entertaining, informative collection, readers discover the idiosnycrasies--sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic--of twenty famous artists, including Michelangelo, Cassatt, van Gogh, Kahlo, and Warhol. "Fresh, spirited, and unconventional."--Kirkus Reviews


LIVES OF THE ATHLETES
Thrills, spills, (and What the Neighbors Thought)
Kathleen Krull illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
Harcourt 1997

"Krull profiles twenty legendary athletes of the twentieth century who broke new ground in their sports and often broke through gender or racial barriers as well. The brief biographies are enhanced by unusual details of personality and Hewitt's lively caricatures of the subjects."--Horn Book Magazine


LIVES OF THE PRESIDENTS
Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought)
Kathleen Krull illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
Harcourt 1998

Every U.S. president is the focus of public scrutiny, but how well do we know these men? What kind of fathers do they make? Husbands? Neighbors? Other books focus on the historical achievements of those who have occupied our country's highest office; Lives of the Presidents looks instead at their bad habits, silly nicknames, and strange pets. Every president--from George Washington to Bill Clinton--is included, with an emphasis on those who have had the greatest impact on history.


LIVES OF EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN
Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought)
Kathleen Krull illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
Harcourt 2000

Not all governments have been ruled by men. Lives of Extraordinary Women turns the spotlight on women who have wielded power, revealing their feats--and flaws--for all the world to see. Here you'll find twenty of the most influential women in history: queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, revolutionary leaders. Some are revered. Others are notorious. What were they really like?


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