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  • The Kingdom of Matthiasby Paul E. Johnson; Sean Wilentz

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    In this book, the strange tale of Matthias the Prophet provides a fascinating window into the turbulent movements of the religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening--movements which swept up great numbers of evangelical Americans and gave rise to new sects like the Mormons. Shedding new light on the communal religious cultism that has continued... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 44.00

    A new edition of the leading textbook on the economic history of Britain, Volume 1 (1700?1870) offers new approaches to classic issues 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...

  • George Washingtonby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.89

    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, this... more...

  • The Quest for Godby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    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$ 12.74

    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...

  • A History of the American Peopleby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.24

    "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...

  • Making the Marketby Paul Johnson

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    This innovative study reveals how and why capitalist institutions were created and the moral, economic and legal assumptions behind them. more...

  • Humoristsby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24

    ?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...