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Heroes: From Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and de Gaulle

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Publisher Comments:

A galaxy of legendary figures from the annals of Western history comes to life in this stirring sequel to Intellectuals and Creators.

In this enlightening, entertaining work, Paul Johnson continues his engaging history series, approaching the subject of heroism with stirring examples of men and women from every age, walk of life and corner of the world who have inspired and transformed not only their own cultures but the whole world as well.

Heroes includes

Samson, Judith and Deborah
Alexander and julius Caesar
Henry V and Joan of Arc
Thomas More, Lady Jane Grey, Mary Queen of Scots
Elizabeth I and Walter Ralegh
George Washington, the Duke of Wellington and Lord Nelson
Emily Dickinson
Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee
Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle
Mae West and Marilyn Monroe
Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul II

Review:

"'Once, when I was giving a history lesson to the late Princess Diana, wife of the Prince of Wales,' writes Paul Johnson in a casual but startling sentence that very much typifies this book's tone — a comfortable informality with both the reader and history itself. It is as if the man in the wing chair next to you in some university club library has leaned over and launched into a monologue on heroes... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Synopsis:

The author of "Intellectuals" and "Creators" continues his engaging history series with this enlightening and entertaining work. Approaching the subject of heroism by example, Johnson brings to life a galaxy of legendary figures who have inspired and transformed their cultures.

About the Author

Paul Johnson is a historian whose work ranges across the millennia and the whole gamut of human activities. He contributes a weekly essay to The Spectatorand a monthly column to Forbes, and lectures around the world. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061143168
Subtitle:
From Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and de Gaulle
Author:
Johnson, Paul
Author:
by Paul Johnson
Publisher:
Harper
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Movements - General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Political Process - Leadership
Subject:
Heroes
Subject:
Women heroes
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20071127
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.05 in 18.4 oz

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