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

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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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PAUL JOHNSON is an acclaimed historian whose work ranges over the millennia and runs the gamut of human activities. He contributes a weekly essay to the Spectator and a monthly column to Forbes, and he lectures at venues around the world. He lives in London, England.

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This latest title from Paul Johnson, the conservative British journalist and historian, is a series of essays about heroic figures through the ages. Listeners would quibble with the choices in any audiobook of this type, but JohnsonÕs idea of a hero reeks of his blue blood: His men are largely warriors and statesmen (including, appallingly, the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet) while his female examples include hostesses and sex symbols. The writing is at times unbearably pompous--he never misses an opportunity to drop names. Narrator James Adams has a formal-sounding British accent that sounds appropriate to the material, and his delivery actually manages to warm up the chilly text heÕs working with. That in itself is heroic. D.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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