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Heroes

From Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and de Gaulle


A galaxy of legendary figures from the annals of Western history comes to life in this stirring sequel to Intellectuals and Creators.

In this enlightening, entertaining work, Paul Johnson continues his engaging history series, approaching the subject of heroism with stirring examples of men and women from every age, walk of life and corner of the world who have inspired and transformed not only their own cultures but the whole world as well.

Heroes includes

Samson, Judith and Deborah


Alexander and julius Caesar


Henry V and Joan of Arc


Thomas More, Lady Jane Grey, Mary Queen of Scots


Elizabeth I and Walter Ralegh


George Washington, the Duke of Wellington and Lord Nelson


Emily Dickinson


Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee


Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle


Mae West and Marilyn Monroe


Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul II