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Paul Johnson (1) (1928–2023)

Autor/a de A History of the American People

Per altres autors anomenats Paul Johnson, vegeu la pàgina de desambiguació.

75+ obres 15,301 Membres 173 Ressenyes 19 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Paul Johnson lives in London.


Obres de Paul Johnson

A History of the American People (1997) 2,034 exemplars
A History of the Jews (1988) 1,505 exemplars
Intellectuals (1988) 1,433 exemplars
A History of Christianity (1976) 1,385 exemplars
Modern Times: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties (2001) — Autor — 1,111 exemplars
Churchill (2009) 680 exemplars
The Renaissance: A Short History (2000) 659 exemplars
Art: A New History (2003) 583 exemplars
Napoleon (2002) 451 exemplars
Socrates: A Man for Our Times (2011) 298 exemplars
A History of the English People (1972) 179 exemplars
The Civilization Of Ancient Egypt (1978) 174 exemplars
The Papacy (1750) 173 exemplars
Darwin: Portrait of a Genius (2012) 131 exemplars
Mozart: A Life (1900) 122 exemplars
Eisenhower: A Life (2014) 93 exemplars
British Cathedrals (1980) 89 exemplars
Elizabeth I;: A biography (1974) 85 exemplars
Civilizations of the Holy Land (1979) 39 exemplars
Enemies of society (1977) 35 exemplars
Brief Lives (2010) 34 exemplars
The Bedside Guardian 2011 (2011) 28 exemplars
Stalin: The Kremlin Mountaineer (2014) 24 exemplars
Tiempos Modernos (1998) — Autor — 16 exemplars
A place in history (1974) 14 exemplars
Civil War America: 1850-1870 (2011) 12 exemplars
Unsecular America (1986) 7 exemplars
The Suez war (1957) 5 exemplars
Merrie England (1964) 4 exemplars
Paul Johnson in New Zealand (1995) 3 exemplars
The Recovery Of Freedom (1980) 2 exemplars

Obres associades

The Strange Death of Liberal England (1935) — Preface, algunes edicions445 exemplars
America's Great Depression (1963) — Introducció, algunes edicions334 exemplars
The Norman Podhoretz Reader: A Selection of His Writings from the 1950s through the 1990s (2004) — Introducció, algunes edicions45 exemplars
Eyewitness Decade (2010) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
What's Tha Up To?: Memories of a Yorkshire Bobby (2010) — Epíleg, algunes edicions14 exemplars
Transactions of the Royal Historical Society - Fifth Series, Volume 38 (1994) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions5 exemplars
Observer Magazine 20/11/1977 (1977) — Autor, algunes edicions1 exemplars
London OZ 1 (1967) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Johnson, Paul
Nom oficial
Johnson, Paul Bede
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
London, England, UK
Llocs de residència
London, England, UK
Paris, France
Magdalen College, University of Oxford (BA|1949)
Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, UK
Hunt, Marigold (wife)
Johnson, Daniel (son)
Johnson, Luke (son)
Stoppard, Tom (friend)
Kings' Royal Rifle Corps
Royal Army Educational Corps
National Union of Journalists
The Spectator
Daily Mail
The Daily Telegraph (mostra-les totes 13)
New Statesman
Royal Commission on the Press
Cable Authority
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
Stubbs Society
Premis i honors
Francis Boyer Award (1979)
King Award for Excellence (1980)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2006)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (2016)
Biografia breu
1. Paul Bede Johnson 1928- (also entered in LT as Paul M. Johnson (maybe)) wrote Aerofilms book of London from the air; Art; Birth of the modern world; British cathedrals; Castles of England, Scotland and Wales; Cathedrals of England, Scotland and Wales; The Civilization of ancient Egypt; Creators; Elizabeth I; Enemies of society; George Washington; A History of Christianity; A History of the American people; A History of the English people; A History of the Jews; A History of the modern world; Intellectuals; Ireland; The Life and times of Edward III; Merrie England; Modern times; Napoleon; The National Trust book of British castles; The Offshore islanders; The Oxford book of British political anecdotes; Paul Johnson in New Zealand; A Place in history; Pope John XXIII; The Quest for God; The Quotable Paul Johnson; The Renaissance; To hell with Picasso; The Vanished landscape.



Considering that Paul Johnson left the Potteries when he was "nearly eleven", this is a remarkably vivid account of his early years there. Set in the context of the history of his family, the local area and national events, it will be a delightful read for any current or former resident of the Potteries.
jimsnopes | Jul 5, 2023 |
Almost a novel, albeit with a lot of historical background. This is because so little is known of the real Socrates, I guess.
themulhern | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Jun 3, 2023 |
Long slow informative read perfectly suited for the reference shelf.
Renzomalo | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | Apr 12, 2023 |

This is a necessarily short book. We know little about Socrates's life and all of it indirectly. He lived, after all, twenty-five hundred years ago. I would like to give it a higher rating, and please note that the rating I gave it is purely a reflection of the biographer, not its subject, whom I admire.

Mostly I was annoyed by Johnson's lack of objectivity. He's primarily a journalist not a historian, and it shows---particularly after having read Oleg Khlekniuk's careful biography of Stalin.

Johnson's book is rife with opinion presented as fact. An example: ``[Athens] was the cultural capital of the civilized world.'' So much for objectivity, to say nothing it being offensive to any of a number of contemporaneous civilizations (China's Zhou dynasty was 500 years old at the time of Socrates). Hell, at least acknowledge this is a matter of opinion not fact, you arrogant ass.

A judgmental gem: Plato's ideas about the soul are referred to as ``absurd.'' Oh, pray tell us, Mr. Johnson, what is the true nature of the soul and how did you come by this information? Smug bastard.

As an account of Socrates's life, it seems fine. The biographer's first task is to make the biographee sympathetic. Hard with some subjects, but easy enough with Socrates. Johnson manages this, but too much. He's more a cheerleader than a proper biographer. It's technically well-written, but the writing is academically shitty.
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qaphsiel | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Feb 20, 2023 |



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