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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    • 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 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    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 168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    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

    • A History of the Jews

    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 28 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    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: $31.47

    • 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 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting and nuanced study of the topic.

    • By Frank H. on 02-22-17

    Regular price: $31.47

    • 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 256
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    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
    • The Anti-Howard Zinn

    • By Pork C. Fish on 05-22-12
    • 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 256 ratings

    Regular price: $48.97

    • Intellectuals

    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    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 the American People

    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 47 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260

    Johnson's monumental history of the United States, from the first settlers to the Clinton administration, covers every aspect of American culture...

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

    • By Mike From Mesa on 06-17-09

    Regular price: $48.97

    • Stalin

    • The Kremlin Mountaineer
    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Paul Johnson, the most celebrated popular historian of our time, takes a scalpel to Stalin, whom he considers "one of the outstanding monsters of history."....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short but Valuable

    • By J D Williams on 10-18-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Ireland

    • A Concise History from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day
    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Ireland is inarguably a beautiful, enchanted place. But its history is more turbulent, fascinating, and terrible than any other....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Helpful as an overview

    • By R. Smith on 05-02-16
    • A Concise History from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day
    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 09-01-11
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 54 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Heroes

    • From Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and de Gaulle
    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    In this enlightening and entertaining work, Johnson presents heroism through examples in history....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, but deeply flawed

    • By Kennet on 12-27-07
    • From Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and de Gaulle
    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 11-28-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 40 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

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