Heroes: From Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and de Gaulle

By Paul Johnson
Read by James Adams

11.08 Hours 12/01/2007 unabridged
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In this enlightening and entertaining work, Paul Johnson continues his engaging history series. As he has done in previous books, he approaches the subject of heroism by example. Here are men and women from every age, walk of life, and corner of the world who have inspired and transformed their cultures and the world itself. Heroes includes Samson, Judith, and Deborah; Alexander and Caesar; Henry V and Joan of Arc; Thomas More, Lady Jane Grey, and Mary Queen of Scots; Elizabeth I and Walter Raleigh; George Washington, the Duke of Wellington, and Lord Nelson; Emily Dickinson; Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee; Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle; Mae West and Marilyn Monroe; Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II.

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In this enlightening and entertaining work, Paul Johnson continues his engaging history series. As he has done in previous books, he approaches the subject of heroism by example. Here are men and women from every age, walk of life, and corner of the world who have inspired and transformed their cultures and the world itself.

Heroes includes Samson, Judith, and Deborah; Alexander and Caesar; Henry V and Joan of Arc; Thomas More, Lady Jane Grey, and Mary Queen of Scots; Elizabeth I and Walter Raleigh; George Washington, the Duke of Wellington, and Lord Nelson; Emily Dickinson; Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee; Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle; Mae West and Marilyn Monroe; Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II.

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Editorial Reviews

“Contains fascinating facts and insights…informative and entertaining.” Publishers Weekly
“Narrator James Adams has a formal-sounding British accent that feels appropriate to the material.” AudioFile

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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: 11.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English