Of Cats and Men

Profiles of History's Great Cat-Loving Artists, Writers, Thinkers, and Statesmen

by Sam Kalda

A stylish, illustrated gift book profiling notable cat-loving men throughout history.

Some of history’s greatest men have been cat lovers, and their cats have contributed to their genius and legacy: the static charge from a cat’s fur sparked young Nikola Tesla’s interest in electricity; Sir Isaac Newton is said to have invited the first cat flap; visitors to Ernest Hemingway and Winston Churchill’s homes still encounter the descendants of their beloved cats; William S. Burroughs and Andy Warhol both wrote books inspired by their feline friends.

Stylishly illustrated and full of charming, witty profiles and quotes from history’s most notable “cat men,” Of Cats and Men pays tribute to thirty luminaries and visionaries who have one thing in common: a pure and enduring love of cats.


Recent Reviews

Of Cats and Men

Leah Jones

3 Stars

My latest book I was sent to review is a little different than my normal choice.

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Interesting and fun!

Lynn Nelthropp

5 Stars

I don't know what I was expecting from this book, but I was pleasantly surprised. I love random facts, and throw in animals, and you've got me hooked.The book is a quick read. The chapters are short, yet informative. The images that…

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Of Cats and Men

Erin Cataldi

4 Stars

Gorgeously illustrated, this neat little hardback would be a great gift for the cat man in your lives. Filled with short biographies (1/2 a page) of cat men throughout history, quotes, and amazing illustrations this is an informative,…

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Wonderful Cat Book!

Leslie Kilgore

5 Stars

I loved it! This is a fantastic book for cat-lovers, male or female. The basic premise is that each 2-page spread has a piece of art illustrating the man and cat, and the opposite page is a description of the…

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