Author(s): Donough O'Brien
Readers will discover: Who was John Kennedy's first dangerous lover? Who made rock music possible? Who created the 'Green Revolution'? Who was Simon Cowell's mentor? Who stopped Catholic priests marrying? Who invented the 'hole in the wall' ATM? Whose hand does the French Foreign Legion salute? Who inspired the Red Cross? Who built the first bra? Whose driving error started World War I? Whose 'devil's paintbrush' killed millions? Which doctors finished off Elvis and Michael Jackson? Who first broke the sound barrier? Whose blood cells are 'immortal'?
Donough O'Brien, before turning to writing, enjoyed a successful marketing career in the US and Europe. His previous books include Fame by Chance, which looked at places that became famous by a twist of fate; Banana Skins, which covered the secrets of the slips and screw-ups that brought the famous down to earth; Numeroids, a book of numerical nuggets, and In the Heat of Battle; those who rose to the occasion in warfare and those who didn't.