Readable and provocative and written with Paul Johnson's customary vigorous, direct and colourful style, A History of the American People charts the sweep and drama of America's history through its politics and economics, its art and literature and science, its society and manners and, not least, its complex religious beliefs. From Walter Raleigh to Bill Clinton, Paul Johnson casts an admiring but not uncritical eye over events and personalities through the past 400 years. 'Written with a wonder and affectionate curiosity that sweep the reader along...This is the kind of book that brings new readers to its subject by its freshness, its enthusiasm and the quality of its writing' Godfrey Hodgson, Independent
* 'A masterly rendition of America's unique and rambunctious past that is vivid, thoughtful and absorbing...The book is a gallery of engaging pen portraits, elegantly wrought in a few strokes...Much of the book is a collection of these colourful patches which the author has artfully sewn together into a giant, vibrant, breathtaking American quilt - Johnson at his entertaining best' Raymond Seitz, Sunday Telegraph
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A magnificent book which reinterprets every aspect of American historyAbout the Author:
Paul Johnson was born in 1928 and educated at Stonyhurst and Magdalen College, Oxford. He has enjoyed a varied career, which includes army service and international journalism. He has contributed to many of the world's most famous newspapers and magazines and has travelled to all five continents to report events, interview presidents and prime ministers for the press and TV, and to lecture to academic and business audiences.
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Book Description Harper, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. Bookseller Inventory # 1609080071
Book Description Harper, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The first and only conservative history of the United States -- from the bestselling, critically acclaimed author of Modern Times, The Birth of the Modern, and A History of the Jews.Historian Paul Johnson, "a latter day Mencken" (Foreign Affairs), whose remarkable works A History of the Jews and The Birth of the Modern were each hailed by the New York Times Book Review as "a tour de force", now offers readers a challenging, lucid, and multifaceted history of our nation from the first colonies to the 1996 elections from a uniquely conservative perspective."The creation of the United States is the greatest of all human adventures", writes Paul Johnson, and this work is a reinterpretation of every aspect of American history -- its politics and economics; its art, literature, and science; its society and manners; and its complex and pervasive religious beliefs. Johnson tells the story in terms of the outstanding men and women who personally shaped and led the nation and also the ordinary people who have given the country its practical idealism and strength. This provocative portrayal of the "Great American Experiment" will be widely discussed and debated as it explores the relevant political and moral issues still shaping the nation today. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060168366
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