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 American People

    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 47 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298

    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

    • 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 322
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236

    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

    • 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 282
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    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 282 ratings

    Regular price: $48.97

    • 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 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    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

    • Ireland

    • A Concise History from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day
    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55

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

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • English Apologies

    • By R. Cryan on 12-27-17
    • A Concise History from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day
    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 09-01-11
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 65 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Eisenhower

    • A Life
    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    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

    • Intellectuals

    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    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 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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

    • Stalin

    • The Kremlin Mountaineer
    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    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

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