A History of the English People

By Paul Johnson
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19.22 Hours 11/20/2010 unabridged
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This is a provocative and panoramic survey of 2,000 years of English history. Johnson tells the story of how a small nation, living in a geographical backwater, developed unique economic and political institutions, expanded its territory, and saddled upon it the frame of a modern industrial society.

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Summary

Summary

This is a provocative and panoramic survey of 2,000 years of English history. Johnson tells the story of how a small nation, living in a geographical backwater, developed unique economic and political institutions, expanded its territory, and saddled upon it the frame of a modern industrial society.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Beautifully constructed…An idiosyncratic viewpoint has enabled Mr. Johnson to extract a great deal of new information to add to the conventional account of English, or British, history.” Times Literary Supplement
“He is abreast of modern scholarship, and a reader with some command of English history will find Johnson’s iconoclasm stimulating and challenging. His coverage of the last 200 years deserves to be labeled brilliant historical journalism.” Library Journal
“This is a John Bull of a book, the sort of book that Cobbett might have written…Splendid stuff.” Observer
“An excellent book that will stir up a great many people, and so it should. New Statesman

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Reviews

by Morris 9/13/2017
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Very Boring

This book was so boring, I couldn't bring myself to listen to the whole book. It is more like a commentary on the English history than the history itself. A book by a stuffy historian for other stuffy historians. Good history books are very rare. I'm going to read David Hume's history of England instead. I Also recommend Simon Schama's "A History of Britain" DVD box set.

Author

Author Bio: Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson, British author and historian, is the author of many books, including Modern Times, A History of the Jews, Intellectuals, The Birth of the Modern, and The Quest for God, which have been translated into many languages. He has been a frequent contributor to the Daily Telegraph, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Spectator, and other newspapers and magazines. He has lectured to academic, business, and political audiences all over the world.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 19.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English