Explore the secret stories of the individuals behind some of the most legendary figures in the arts, politics, science, and technology in this fascinating compendium of historical fact and biographical trivia. Learn about Michael and Joy Brown, who gifted Harper Lee a year's worth of wages to help her write To Kill a Mockingbird. Meet Thomas A. Watson, the assistant who built the telephone that Alexander Graham Bell invented. And read about Sam Shaw, the man whose iconic photographs helped make Marilyn Monroe the enduring legend she is today.
Each individual's incredible story is told by a noted historian and illustrated in a sumptuous portrait by one of today's hottest artists. History has never been so captivating and looked so good.