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  • Brief Livesby Paul Johnson

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.38

    In the course of a long and successful career as a journalist and author, Paul Johnson has known popes, presidents, prime ministers, painters, poets, playwrights, even the foul-mouthed publican Muriel Belcher, who ran the legendary Colony Club. Harking back to the scandalously anecdotal 17th century book by John Aubrey on the celebrities of his times,... more...

  • The Civilization Of Ancient Egyptby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 19.99

    A leading historian and bestselling author re-creates the growth, decline, and legacy of 3,000 Years of Egyptian civilization with an authoritative text splendidly illustrated with 150 illustrations in full color. Ancient Egypt, with its legacy of pyramids, pharaohs and sphinxes, is a land of power and mystery to the modern world. In The Civilization... 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...

  • Creatorsby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Kingsley Amis described Paul Johnson's Intellectuals as ?a valuable and entertaining Rogues' Gallery of Adventures of the Mind .? Now the celebrated journalist and historian offers Creators , a companion volume of essays that examines a host of outstanding and prolific creative spirits. Here are Disney, Picasso, Bach, and Shakespeare; Austen,... more...

  • George Washingtonby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.39

    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...

  • Heroesby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.79

    A galaxy of legendary figures from the annals of Western history In this enlightening and entertaining work, Paul Johnson, the bestselling author of Intellectuals and Creators , approaches the subject of heroism with stirring examples of men and women from every age, walk of life, and corner of the planet who have inspired and transformed not... more...

  • History of Christianityby Paul Johnson

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 21.99

    First published in 1976, Paul Johnson?s exceptional study of Christianity has been loved and widely hailed for its intensive research, writing, and magnitude??a tour de force, one of the most ambitious surveys of the history of Christianity ever attempted and perhaps the most radical? ( New York Review of Books ). In a highly readable companion to... more...

  • A History of the American Peopleby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    "The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures," begins Paul Johnson's remarkable new American history. "No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the American people themselves and for the rest of mankind." Johnson's history is a reinterpretation of American history from the first settlements... more...

  • Homosexuality and the European Court of Human Rightsby Paul Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Homosexuality and the European Court of Human Rights ?is the first book-length study of the Court?s jurisprudence in respect of sexual orientation. It offers a socio-legal analysis of the substantial number of decisions and judgments of the Strasbourg organs on the wide range of complaints brought by gay men and lesbians under the European Convention... more...

  • Humoristsby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 9.99

    ?It is Johnson?s gift that he can make his subjects human and fallible enough that we would?recognize them instantly, while also illuminating what made them heroes.? ? Washington Post Book World on Heroes ?Johnson is a clear, intelligent, forceful writer, and nothing if not thorough.? ? Wall Street Journal Paul Johnson, the acclaimed author... more...