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Paul Johnson is a historian whose work ranges across the millennia and the whole gamut of human activities. He contributes a weekly essay to The Spectator and a monthly column to Forbes, and lectures around the world. He lives in London.
Alas, it is poorly-conceived and put together with very little effort.
Paul Johnson remains one of the few serious writers who combines an immensely accessable prose style with an intellect rarely encountered in contemporary non-fiction.
Johnson continues his love affair with America, the home of six heroes.
This is a book one goes back and back to. Also, his recommendations of other historical writings is one of the best in the field.Published 2 months ago by Stuart D. Walker
This might actually be the worst, most anti-intellectual book I have ever read. This author is in every sense an imbecile, I cannot believe someone could write such trite,... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Roman G.
Johnson always captures the essence of individuals and the times. He was uncharacteristically wrong about the shallowness of Reagan however.Published 5 months ago by Ann Perkins Weidie
When I see a book authored by Paul Johnson I know I am going to be intellectually stimulated. I "click" with his almost automatic habit of placing his literary material... Read morePublished 6 months ago by jeanette frances conway
Another well done book by the author. Short, concise text filled with details.
I really enjoy his writing... and his subject matter.
I started reading Paul Johnson with his The Offshore Islanders back in the mid-1970s, Modern Times Revised Edition: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties (Perennial... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dr Garry
If you're looking for the perfect vacation read this summer, here's my recommendation. Superb writing. Memorable stories. Quotable one-liners. Leadership lessons. Read morePublished on May 30, 2012 by John W. Pearson
Where have all the heroes gone? In an age of mediocrity it is a pleasure to turn to "Heroes" by Paul Johnson. Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by C. M Mills
Johnson is one of the greatest authors and most brilliant historians of our time, this book is a perfect example of his superb writing.Published on October 11, 2011 by Dan