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Paul Johnson (1) (1928–2023)

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About the Author

Paul Johnson lives in London.


Tekijän teokset

A History of the American People (1997) 2,034 kappaletta
A History of the Jews (1988) 1,505 kappaletta
Intellectuals (1988) 1,433 kappaletta
A History of Christianity (1976) 1,385 kappaletta
Modern Times: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties (2001) — Tekijä — 1,111 kappaletta
Churchill (2009) 680 kappaletta
The Renaissance: A Short History (2000) 659 kappaletta
Art: A New History (2003) 583 kappaletta
Napoleon (2002) 451 kappaletta
Modern Times: The World from the Twenties to the Eighties (1984) — Tekijä — 425 kappaletta
Socrates: A Man for Our Times (2011) 298 kappaletta
Jesus: A Biography from a Believer (2010) 253 kappaletta
A History of the English People (1972) 179 kappaletta
The Civilization Of Ancient Egypt (1978) 174 kappaletta
The Papacy (1750) 173 kappaletta
Darwin: Portrait of a Genius (2012) 131 kappaletta
Mozart: A Life (1900) 122 kappaletta
Eisenhower: A Life (2014) 93 kappaletta
British Cathedrals (1980) 89 kappaletta
Elizabeth I;: A biography (1974) 85 kappaletta
Civilizations of the Holy Land (1979) 39 kappaletta
A History of The Modern World: From 1917 to the 1990s (1988) — Tekijä — 37 kappaletta
Enemies of society (1977) 35 kappaletta
Brief Lives (2010) 34 kappaletta
The Life and Times of Edward III (1973) 30 kappaletta
The Bedside Guardian 2011 (2011) 28 kappaletta
Stalin: The Kremlin Mountaineer (2014) 24 kappaletta
Tiempos Modernos (1998) — Tekijä — 16 kappaletta
A place in history (1974) 14 kappaletta
Civil War America: 1850-1870 (2011) 12 kappaletta
Unsecular America (1986) 7 kappaletta
The Suez war (1957) 5 kappaletta
Merrie England (1964) 4 kappaletta
Paul Johnson in New Zealand (1995) 3 kappaletta
The Recovery Of Freedom (1980) 2 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Strange Death of Liberal England (1935) — Preface, eräät painokset445 kappaletta
America's Great Depression (1963) — Johdanto, eräät painokset334 kappaletta
Eyewitness Decade (2010) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
What's Tha Up To?: Memories of a Yorkshire Bobby (2010) — Jälkisanat, eräät painokset14 kappaletta
Transactions of the Royal Historical Society - Fifth Series, Volume 38 (1994) — Avustaja, eräät painokset5 kappaletta
Observer Magazine 20/11/1977 (1977) — Tekijä, eräät painokset1 kappale
London OZ 1 (1967) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Johnson, Paul
Virallinen nimi
Johnson, Paul Bede
Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
London, England, UK
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 (näytä kaikki 13)
New Statesman
Royal Commission on the Press
Cable Authority
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
Stubbs Society
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Francis Boyer Award (1979)
King Award for Excellence (1980)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2006)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (2016)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
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.
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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.
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themulhern | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 3, 2023 |
Long slow informative read perfectly suited for the reference shelf.
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Renzomalo | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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 | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 20, 2023 |



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