Heroes

Heroes

From Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and De Gaulle

Book - 2007
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A galaxy of legendary figures from the annals of Western history

In 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

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, [2007]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780061143175
0061143170
9780061143168
0061143162
Branch Call Number: 920.02 JOH
Characteristics: xvii, 299 pages ; 24 cm

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francis59
Jun 01, 2010

I really enjoyed reading this book on figures from history both recent and not. I gives one some general knowledge without reading stacks of boring history books.

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