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Johnson, Paul 1928-

Works: 251 works in 1,644 publications in 14 languages and 56,678 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Military history  Miscellanea  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, zxx, Narrator, Compiler
Classifications: E836, B
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A history of the Jews by Paul Johnson( Book )

108 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,197 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 the American people by Paul Johnson( Book )

56 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reinterpretation of American history from the first settlements to the Clinton administration, this volume covers every aspect of U.S. history: politics, business and economics, art, literature, science, society and customs, complex traditions, and religious beliefs. The story is told in terms of the men and women who shaped and led the nation and the ordinary people who collectively created its unique character. Wherever possible, letters, diaries and recorded conversations are used to ensure a sense of actuality
A history of Christianity by Paul Johnson( Book )

74 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

93 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,318 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 )

50 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,233 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
Modern times : the world from the twenties to the eighties by Paul Johnson( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,065 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
The birth of the modern : world society, 1815-1830 by Paul Johnson( Book )

43 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 2,033 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 )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,924 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
Napoleon by Paul Johnson( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,902 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
Churchill by Paul Johnson( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An acclaimed historian presents a revelatory look at the greatest statesman of the twentieth century ... Soldier parliamentarian Prime Minister orator painter writer husband and leader - all of these facets combine to make Winston Churchill one of the most complex and fascinating personalities in history. As no biographer before him Paul Johnson applies a wide lens and an unconventional approach to show how Churchill's immense adaptability combined with his natural pugnacity to make him a formidable leader for the better part of a century
The civilization of ancient Egypt by Paul Johnson( Book )

35 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,573 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
Mozart by Paul Johnson( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 1,228 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]
George Washington : the Founding Father by Paul Johnson( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 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
Modern times : the world from the twenties to the nineties by Paul Johnson( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the world since World War I discusses the scientific, economic, political, and philosophical forces that have shaped our lives
Socrates : a man for our times by Paul Johnson( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrates is often called the father of philosophy. Yet he left no writings, so 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."--Publisher description
Jesus : a biography from a believer by Paul Johnson( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,089 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
Eisenhower by Geoffrey Perret( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed historian Paul Johnson's lively, succinct biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower explores how his legacy endures today with a focus on Eisenhower's years as a five-star general and his time as the thirty-fourth President of the United States
Churchill by Paul Johnson( Recording )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often touted as the United Kingdom's greatest prime minister, Winston Churchill's uncanny leadership and decisiveness played a major role in future world affairs. From Churchill's days as a cavalryman to his pivotal role in World War II, historian Paul Johnson delivers a stunning history of the man who rallied Britain through its darkest hour
Elizabeth I; a biography by Paul Johnson( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pope John XXIII by Paul Johnson( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A history of the American people
Alternative Names
Dzhonson, Pol 1928-

Džonson, Pol 1928-

Johnson, P.

Johnson, Paul Bede 1928-

Paul Johnson brit író, újságíró, történész

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

Žonson, Pol 1928-

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-

A history of the American peopleA history of ChristianityIntellectualsThe Renaissance : a short historyThe birth of the modern : world society, 1815-1830Art : a new historyNapoleonChurchill