Angelika Overath, Manfred Koch, Silvia Overath: The Secrets of the Brilliant People. btb Verlag (Paperback, Biographies)

The Secrets of the Brilliant People

A puzzle book

Original Title: Die Geheimnisse der genialen Leute

original edition

Paperback, 320 pages, 11.8 x 18.7 cm, 4.6 x 7.4 in.
ISBN: 978-3-442-74551-7
€ 9.99 [D] | € 10.30 [A] | CHF 14.50 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: btb

Date of publication: September 9, 2013
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Angelika  Overath, Manfred  Koch, Silvia  Overath - The Secrets of the Brilliant People


A puzzle book about the human side of famous people

Is it true that writers are people who don't like their mothers? Is it necessary for exceptionally gifted composers to have been bad music students as kids before turning into music rebels before being able to compose well? And what makes a young women think of mixing ointments with fragrant essences and untiringly search for – and actually find – people prepared to buy her lotions and bath additives?

These questions, and many others besides, are the focus of articles by Angelika Overath about great painters, musicians, philosophers and inventors. She has enthusiastically conceived brief and fascinating biographical sketches for us, the readers, to understand more about these famous men and women – without, however, letting us know their names.

"This book is packed with surprises because it airs secrets about the vulgarities, vagaries and embarrassments of famous personalities."



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