Brianna DuMont

KIRKUS REVIEW- 10/19/15





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Gr 4–7—DuMont's follow-up to Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History (Sky Pony, 2014) covers 12 radical historical personalities from ancient times through the present. Employing an informal tone, DuMont presents figures such as Nelson Mandela and Cleopatra, with results that are entertaining. The layout is appealing, with colorful images, glossy pages, and pop-out highlighted definitions and facts. —Sarah Wilsman, Bainbridge Library, Chagrin Falls, OH

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Gr 4-9 –Think Confucius was a wise old man revered in his lifetime? Under the impression that George Washington was a great hero? Believe that Pythagoras came up with a theorem that changed mathematics forever? Prepare to be disillusioned as independent historian DuMont debunks many of history’s legends, both those who really existed and some who never did. The book’s lively, breezy style often descends to the snarky and sarcastic and may spark a healthy skepticism about textbook history. DuMont lists sources for each chapter, most of which are reliable, even excellent. A fun read.–Katherine Koenig, The Ellis School, PA. 

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 "DuMont neatly notes the historical significance of these outlaws, and there is an entertaining collection of artwork to complement the text. "

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