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  • The Suez Warby Paul Johnson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 7.99

    Why did the Suez War ever come to pass? Why did Eden, against public opinion and without sufficient military capability, decide to invade Egypt? When Gamal Abdel Nasser decided to nationalize the Suez Canal, Britain and France reacted dramatically, beginning a chain of events that ultimately led to war. But why did Nasser nationalize the canal in the... more...

  • The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain: Volume 1, Industrialisation, 1700?1870by Roderick Floud; Jane Humphries; Paul Johnson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    A new edition of the leading textbook on the economic history of Britain since industrialisation. more...

  • Creatorsby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins US 2006; US$ 11.99

    A sequel to Intellectuals addresses the creative side of genius in a series of portraits of men and women--including Durer, Shakespeare, Bach, T. S. Eliot, Dante, Chaucer, Dickens, Picasso, and Disney--and explores the influence of their work on their lives and on the development of art, literature, fashion, music, and other creative fields in the more...

  • History of the Jewsby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    A national bestseller, this brilliant 4000 year survey covers not only Jewish history but he impact of Jewish genius and imagination on the world. By the author of Modern Times: The World From the Twenties to the Eighties. more...

  • George Washingtonby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    By far the most important figure in the history of the United States, George Washington liberated the thirteen colonies from the superior forces of the British Empire against all military odds, and presided over the production and ratification of a constitution that (suitably amended) has lasted for more than two hundred years. Yet today Washington... more...

  • Love, Heterosexuality and Societyby Paul Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    Heterosexuality is a largely ?silent? set of practices and identities ? it is assumed to be everywhere and yet often remains unnamed and unexplored. Despite recent changes in the theoretical understanding and representation of sexuality, heterosexuality continues to be socially normative. Forging a new agenda for the study of heterosexuality,... more...

  • The Quest for Godby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    In this probing, challenging and personal account of his feelings about God and religion, Paul Johnson shares with others the strength and comfort of his own faith. Informed by his great knowledge of history, The Quest for God is written with force, lucidity and eloquence by the author of Intellectuals, Modern Times, A History of the Jews and... more...

  • Intellectualsby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, Edmund Wilson, Victor Gollancz, Lillian Hellman, Cyril Connolly, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Kenneth Tynan, and Noam Chomsky, among others, are revealed... more...

  • The Renaissanceby Paul Johnson

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    The Renaissance holds an undying place in the human imagination, and its great heroes remain our own, from Michelangelo and Leonardo to Dante and Montaigne. This period of profound evolution in European thought is credited with transforming the West from medieval to modern; reviving the city as the center of human activity and the acme of civilization;... more...

  • Napoleonby Paul Johnson

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 14.00

    From New York Times bestselling author Paul Johnson, ?a very readable and entertaining biography? ( The Washington Post ) about one of the most important figures in modern European history: Napoleon Bonaparte In an ideal pairing of author and subject, the magisterial historian Paul Johnson offers a vivid look at the life of the strategist,... more...