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True Stories Behind Famous Art, Literature, Music and Film
By Maria Bukhonina

amedeo_modigliani_-_portrait_de_jeanne_hebuterne_au_chapeaus Discover the fascinating true stories behind the world’s most famous works of art, literature, music and film, complete with historical images. What real-life hero inspired the literary adventures of The Count of Monte Cristo and the Three Musketeers? How many women paid a steep price for being Picasso’s muse? Why did author Conan Doyle dream of murdering his biggest creation, Sherlock Holmes? What force drove George Lucas to create Star Wars?

Full of tragedy and humor, the 20 stories included in this book explore the lesser-known facts about the world’s most Inspired! lives, from Mata Hari to Salvador Dali, from Bonnie and Clyde to Andy Warhol.

Inspired! ($16.95, 256 pages, ISBN 978-1-940842-07-3) is an easy-to-read, entertaining book for everyone interested in art, history, film and extraordinary human stories.

• Trade Paperback (5 1/4 x 7 in)
• 60+ images
• November 1, 2016
• Distribution by IPG

About the Author
Maria Bukhonina is a world traveler, writer and television producer. She is a co-creator and executive producer of the television program Booze Traveler, which explores cultures around the world through their native libations. In this book, Maria continues to explore her favorite subjects of creativity, destiny and the power of human spirit.

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