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Johnson, Paul 1928-

Works: 235 works in 1,527 publications in 12 languages and 56,415 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Miscellanea  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Narrator, Compiler, zxx
Classifications: D421, B
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Modern times : the world from the twenties to the eighties by Paul Johnson( Book )

43 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of how the modern age came into being and where it is heading, covering the great events, personalities, and ideas of the past six decades
A history of the Jews by Paul Johnson( Book )

107 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 4,000-year survey covering Jewish history and the impact of Jewish genius and imagination on the world
A history of Christianity by Paul Johnson( Book )

75 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of Christianity from the time of Jesus Christ to the present
Intellectuals by Paul Johnson( Book )

91 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In a series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sarte, Edmund Wilson, Victor Gollancz, Lillan Hellman, Cyril Connolly, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Kenneth Tyan, Noam Chomsky, and others are revealed as intellectuals both brilliant and contradictory, magnetic and dangerous. The author examines the rise of the intellectual as a sort of secular seer and moral arbiter, a role once filled by the priest or soothsayer. These intellectuals, in the author's opinion, promote themselves as possessing the moral authority to transform society, a claim that the author disputes
The Renaissance : a short history by Paul Johnson( Book )

44 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronology -- The historical and economic background -- The Renaissance in literature and scholarship -- The anatomy of Renaissance sculpture -- The buildings of the Renaissance -- The apostolic successions of Renaissance painting -- The spread and decline of the Renaissance
The birth of the modern : world society, 1815-1830 by Paul Johnson( Book )

42 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the politics, manners, economics, art, science and technology, commerce, and literature, of the nations of the world in the early 19th century
Art : a new history by Paul Johnson( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Art: A New History, Paul Johnson turns his great gifts as a world historian to a subject that has enthralled him all his life: the history of art. This narrative account, from the earliest cave paintings up to the present day, has new things to say about almost every period of art. Taking account of changing scholarship and shifting opinions, he draws our attention to a number of neglected artists and styles, especially in Scandinavia, Germany, Russia and the Americas. Paul Johnson puts the creative originality of the individual at the heart of his story. He pays particular attention to key periods: the emergence of the artistic personality in the Renaissance, the new realism of the early seventeenth century, the discovery of landscape painting as a separate art form, and the rise of ideological art. He notes the division of fashion art and fine art at the beginning of the twentieth century, and how it has now widened. Though challenging and controversial, Paul Johnson is not primarily a revisionist. He is a passionate lover of beauty who finds creativity in many places
The civilization of ancient Egypt by Paul Johnson( Book )

35 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the beginning of Egyptian culture to the rediscovery of the pharaohs, the book covers the totalitarian theocracy, the empire of the Nile, the structure of dynastic Egypt, the dynastic way of death, hieroglyphs, the anatomy of pre-perspective art and, finally, the decline and fall of the pharaohs."--Jacket
Napoleon by Paul Johnson( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Napoleon Bonaparte, tracing his life and quest for power from his birthplace on the island of Corsica to his exile and death on St. Helena
Elizabeth I; a biography by Paul Johnson( Book )

26 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Churchill by Paul Johnson( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed historian Paul Johnson shows how Churchill's immense adaptability combined with his natural pugnacity to make him a formidable leader for the better part of a century. Rich with anecdote and quotation, Johnson's narrative illustrates the British statesman's humor, resilience, courage, and eccentricity as no other biography before
George Washington : the Founding Father by Paul Johnson( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington is the most important figure in the history of the United States. Against all military odds, he liberated the colonies from the superior forces of the British and presided over the process to produce a Constitution. In two terms as president, he set that Constitution to work. Despite his importance, Washington remains today a distant figure to many Americans. Previous books about him are immensely long and complicated. Paul Johnson has now produced a brief life that presents a vivid portrait of the great man as young warrior, masterly commander-in-chief, patient Constitution maker, and exceptionally wise president. He also shows Washington as a farmer of unusual skill and an entrepreneur of foresight, patriarch of an extended family, and proprietor of one of the most beautiful homes in America, which he largely built and adorned.--From publisher description
Mozart by Paul Johnson( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's music has enthralled listeners for centuries. In this brilliant biography, acclaimed historian Paul Johnson draws upon his expert knowledge of the era and Mozart's own private letters to conjure Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's life and times in rich detail. Johnson charts Mozart's life from age three through to his later years--when he penned The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni. Along the way, Johnson challenges some of the popular myths that cloud Mozart's image: his allegedly tempestuous personal relationships and supposedly bitter rivalry with Salieri, as well as the notion that he was desperately impoverished when he died. The result--a bold, invigorating portrait of one of the most popular and influential composers of all time--is a welcome addition to Johnson's extraordinary body of work and makes a perfect gift for classical music lovers and fans of biographies [Publisher description]
Jesus : a biography from a believer by Paul Johnson( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a superb historian's command of the subject, Johnson places Jesus in the context of the Roman Empire, into which he was born. With a masterly writer's love of language, Johnson elucidates Jesus's profound teachings. With a believer's passion, he reaches "behind the written text to the full meaning of sayings and episodes which need to be explained afresh to each generation." The result is a probing, lucid, deeply moving biography of a man whose life changed the course of history."--Page 2 of cover
Socrates : a man for our times by Paul Johnson( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrates is often called the father of philosophy, yet he left no writings. What we know of his life and ideas comes from the works of his contemporaries. Socrates taught--and strove to embody--that how each of us chooses to live and die has great meaning. By constantly examining one's life and actions, a philosophy of ethics is born. As Plutarch observed, "He was the first person to demonstrate that life is open to philosophy at all times, in every part, among all kinds of people, and in every experience and activity." In this biography, historian Paul Johnson situates Socrates in the life of fifth-century B.C. Athens, and his wide range of acquaintances, from the local grocer to the leading politicians, dramatists, and scholars. By studying his life and times, we benefit from his philosophy, for as Cicero said, "Socrates was the first to call Philosophy down from the skies ... and introduce her into people's homes, and force her to investigate ordinary life, ethics, good and evil."
Churchill by Paul Johnson( Recording )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnson explores the complex and fascinating character of Winston Churchill--the soldier, orator, and statesman who shined brightest during Britain's darkest hours
Pope John XXIII by Paul Johnson( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of the religious leader who made his mark as Pope by calling the Second Vatican Council and by exploring the problems of peace among nations
Ireland, land of troubles : a history from the twelfth century to the present day by Paul Johnson( Book )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from a wealth of historical and scholarly sources, Johnson traces the important social, religious and political development of Ireland's struggle to become a unified, settled country. Johnson describes with accurate detail Ireland's barbarous beginnings, Oliver Cromwell's religious ""crusade, "" the tragic Irish potato famine, the Ulster resistance and the outstanding fact of the constant British-Irish connection and the fearful toll of life it exacted. Among the anonymous multitude are famous names such as ""Silken Thom"" Kildare, Thomas Wentworth, Archbishop Plunkett and Lord Frederic
The quest for God : a personal pilgrimage by Paul Johnson( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren, selv katolik, beskriver sin personlige søgen efter Gud og sin opfattelse af Guds væsen, det onde, helvede, skærsilden, paradis og bønnen
Brief lives by Paul Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the course of a distinguished career, the author has known popes, presidents, prime ministers, painters, poets, playwrights, even the foul-mouthed publican Muriel Belcher who ran the legendary Colony Club. This title presents two hundred or more sketches of people he come across during over sixty years as a writer, editor, and historian
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The Renaissance : a short history
Alternative Names
Dzhonson, Pol 1928-

Džonson, Pol 1928-

Johnson, P.

Johnson, Paul Bede 1928-

Paul Johnson britischer Journalist, Historiker und Autor

Paul Johnson Brits journalist, historicus en auteur

Paul Johnson dziennikarz i historyk angielski

Paul Johnson écrivain anglais

Paul Johnson saggista, giornalista e storico britannico

Джонсон, Пол

ג'ונסון, פול 1928-

דזשאנסאן, פול 1928-

פול ג'ונסון

بول جونسون

بول جونسون، 1928-

جونسون، بول ١٩٢٨-

پل جانسون ژورنالیست، نویسنده، و تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی

पॉल जॉनसन

존슨, 폴 1928-

존슨, 폴 비드 1928-

폴 존슨

ジョンソン, ポール


保罗·约翰逊 (作家)


约翰逊.保罗 1928-

English (484)

Spanish (59)

Polish (21)

Chinese (16)

French (12)

German (6)

Portuguese (4)

Russian (4)

Persian (3)

Korean (3)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)

A history of the JewsA history of ChristianityIntellectualsThe Renaissance : a short historyThe birth of the modern : world society, 1815-1830Art : a new historyThe civilization of ancient EgyptNapoleon