In this enlightening, entertaining work, Paul Johnson continues his engaging history series, approaching the subject of heroism with stirring examples of men and women from every age, walk of life and corner of the world who have inspired and transformed not only their own cultures but the whole world as well.
Heroes includes:

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


‘Paul Johnson’s manly prose is a tonic to the mind… he is a hero worth revering.’ (SUNDAY EXPRESS¬†Christopher Silvester¬†)

“crisply written… in their directness and clarity , his thoughts are always stimulating to discover. … puts one more in mind of a hot-cross bun, sweet and seasonable.” (THE SPECTATOR )

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