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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.
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 2 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 18 months ago 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 20 months ago 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
Well written, interesting in most part, and a good introduction to Paul Johnson's writing style. I had never heard of him, and I do like biography's, so I will likely buy other's... Read morePublished on August 18, 2011 by William Wade Foster
As we have come to expect from this august author, this text is well-written and enjoyable.Published on May 23, 2010 by J. Brommer
Recently I saw a longer interview with the author on CSPAN and I was quite impressed by the clarity of his mind. Read morePublished on February 23, 2010 by Paul A. Penczek
With his signature style, Johnson presents a series of mini biographies of people from antiquity to modern times. Read morePublished on May 12, 2009 by Eric Mascarin Perigault
This book is a series of biographies and essays on people the author identified as heroes. While any book making a selection like this will be subject to disagreement by readers... Read morePublished on March 21, 2009 by History Lover