Synopses & Reviews
The author delivers a brilliant and comprehensive one-volume survey covering 4,000 years of Jewish history. His book is a forceful and sustained analysis of Jewish emergence and an interpretation of how Jewish history, philosophy, ethics, and social and political notions interplay with world history.
A national bestseller, this brilliant 4000 year survey covers not only Jewish history but he impact of Jewish genius and imagination on the world. By the author of Modern Times: The World From the Twenties to the Eighties.
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About the Author
Paul Johnson is a historian whose work ranges over the millennia and the whole gamut of human activities. His History of Christianityand History of the Jewsdescribe the religious dimension, his Modern Timesencapsulates the twentieth century, and his Art: A New Historyis the story of visual culture in all its forms, from the cave painters to today. He contributes a weekly essay to the Spectator, a monthly column to Forbes, practices the gentle art of watercolor painting, and lives in London and Somerset. He has four children and eight grandchildren.