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

ISBN-10: 0061143170
ISBN-13: 9780061143175
Edition: 2007
Authors: Paul Johnson
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

A galaxy of legendary figures from the annals of Western historyIn this enlightening and entertaining work, Paul Johnson, the bestselling author of Intellectuals and Creators, approaches the subject of heroism with stirring examples of men and women from every age, walk of life, and corner of the planet who have inspired and transformed not only their own cultures but the entire world as well.Heroes includes:Samson, Judith, and Deborah Henry V and Joan of Arc Elizabeth I and Walter Raleigh George Washington, the Duke of Wellington, and Lord Nelson Emily Dickinson Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee Mae West and Marilyn Monroe Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II

Paul Johnson lives in London.

Introduction: What Is a Hero?
God's Heroes: Deborah, Judith, Samson and David
Earthshakers: Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar
Feminist Fire and Slaughter: Boudica
Exemplary Heroes: Henry V and Joan of Arc
Heroism in the Age of the Axe: St. Thomas More, Lady Jane Grey, Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I and Sir Walter Ralegh
In the Roar of the Cannon's Mouth: Washington, Nelson and Wellington
Tortured Heroism in a Man's World: Jane Welsh Carlyle and Emily Dickinson
Two Kinds of Nobility: Lincoln and Lee
Cerebral Heroism: Ludwig Wittgenstein
The Heroism of the Hostess: Lady Pamela Berry et al.
A Generous Hero and a Heroic Monster: Churchill and de Gaulle
Heroism Behind the Greasepaint: Mae West and Marilyn Monroe
The Heroic Trinity Who Tamed the Bear: Reagan, Thatcher and John Paul II
Epilogue: Any Future for Heroism?
Notes on Further Reading
Index

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