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  • 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$ 24.00

    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...

  • Heroesby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Brief Livesby Paul Johnson

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.68

    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...