Paul Johnson
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Paul Johnson

Beginning with Modern Times (1985), Paul Johnson's books are acknowledged masterpieces of historical analysis. He is a regular columnist for Forbes and The Spectator, and his work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.

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    • A History of the Jews

    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 28 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 341
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 248
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    This historical magnum opus covers 4,000 years of the extraordinary history of the Jews as a people, a culture, and a nation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent History

    • By David on 06-06-09

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Modern Times

    • The World from the Twenties to the Nineties
    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 37 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 293
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    This fast-paced, all-encompassing narrative history offers a full-scale, if controversial, analysis of how the modern age came into being and where it is heading....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Relevant History

    • By Mark on 03-03-07
    • The World from the Twenties to the Nineties
    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 37 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 11-29-06
    • 4 out of 5 stars 293 ratings

    Regular price: $39.95

    • A History of the American People

    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 48 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 336

    Johnson's monumental history of the United States, from the first settlers to the Clinton administration, covers every aspect of American culture: politics, business, art, literature, science, society and customs, complex traditions, and religious beliefs....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A British conservative's view of American history.

    • By Mike From Mesa on 06-17-09

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Intellectuals

    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Since the time of Voltaire and Rousseau, the secular intellectual has increasingly filled the vacuum left by the decline of the cleric and assumed the functions of moral mentor and critic of mankind....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book. Well read (audible)

    • By EJ on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • A History of Christianity

    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 28 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    First published in 1976, Paul Johnson's exceptional study of Christianity has been loved and widely hailed for its intensive research, writing, and magnitude....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Read Brant Pitre's the case for Jesus instead.

    • By Catherine BF on 05-08-17

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Birth of the Modern

    • World Society 1815–1830
    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 48 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    This is an extraordinary chronicle of the fifteen years, 1815–1830, that laid the foundations of modern society....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprised By a Negative Review

    • By Doug Smith on 09-01-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Socrates

    • A Man for Our Times
    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    In Socrates: A Man for Our Times, Johnson draws from little-known resources to construct a fascinating account of one of history’s greatest thinkers....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Plat-Soc-Paul

    • By Megasaurus on 11-17-12

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Churchill

    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    In Churchill, Johnson applies a wide lens and an unconventional approach to illuminate the various phases of Churchill's career.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superlative Account of Churchill

    • By Darrell on 12-08-09

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Eisenhower

    • A Life
    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Acclaimed historian Paul Johnson’s lively, succinct biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower explores how his legacy endures today In the rousing style he’s famous for....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quick and to the point!

    • By Grant Wentworth on 04-02-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • George Washington: The Founding Father (Eminent Lives)

    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Washington remains a distant figure to many Americans, a failing that acclaimed author Paul Johnson sets out to rectify with this brilliantly vivid, sharply etched portrait....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ideology interferes with story line

    • By Miranda on 05-01-15

    Regular price: $14.95

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