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  • George Washingtonby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.26

    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$ 42.54

    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$ 11.26

    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$ 12.76

    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...

  • Napoleonby Paul Johnson

    Penguin Publishing Group 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, general,... more...

  • A History of the American Peopleby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.27

    The prize winning classic work on the post Civil War period which wrenched American society, now with a new introduction by the author. "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... more...

  • Churchillby Paul Johnson

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    From the “most celebrated and best-loved British historian in America” ( Wall Street Journal ), an elegant, concise, and revealing portrait of Winston Churchill In Churchill , eminent historian Paul Johnson offers a lively, succinct exploration of one of the most complex and fascinating personalities in history. Winston Churchill's hold on contemporary... more...

  • Jesusby Paul Johnson

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    From the bestselling author and acclaimed historian, a powerful portrayal of the life of Jesus Is Jesus relevant to us today? Few figures have had such an influ­ence on history as Jesus of Nazareth. His teachings have inspired discussion, arguments, even war, and yet few have ever held forth as movingly on the need for peace, forgiveness, and... more...

  • Making the Marketby Paul Johnson

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

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

  • Heroesby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.01

    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...