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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (158 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Johnson Narrator: James Adams Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538463840
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Contains fascinating facts and insights…informative and entertaining.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Narrator James Adams has a formal-sounding British accent that feels appropriate to the material.”

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank Kelly | 1/16/2014

    " An interesting waltz through history of some of the more fascinating (and to be honest, lesser known) heroes as Paul Johnson sees them. Hard to compare to his magesterial classic "Modern Times" but interesting and inspiring in parts nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Letman | 1/5/2014

    " This was an interesting book. I love heroes and so I enjoyed many of the profiles in this book. I will say that there are a few "heroes" I would categorize as suspect. If you are reading this for "heroes", read selectively. If you are interested in notable historic figured, read it cover to cover. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noelle Campbell | 11/1/2013

    " Can be a little dry in parts, thus the 3 stars. A little too much delving into the history of the family members of the featured heroes and a lot of side trips. Would make a 5 star textbook but is only a 3 star read for entertainment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary Ganong | 9/17/2013

    " This is an entertaining and gossipy review of heroes through the ages. It is a quick read and thoroughly enjoyable. It would be a good book to read on a light rail. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mano Chil | 9/5/2012

    " I liked how Paul Johnson has written about his choice of heroes. However, I would have been pleased if there were less British heroes and more highlights on heroes from the East, Africa and the Middle East like Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela and many others. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Monk | 8/10/2012

    " Love Paul Johnson, but these essays were tiresome. He does better work with full treatments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 8/6/2012

    " Some of the biographical sketches were average, but some were inspiring and deeply enjoyable. Lee, Lincoln, and Wittgenstien were particular fine, I thought. Marlyn Monroe...um...seriously. Hero? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 6/3/2012

    " Well-written, well-researched and worth reading. Excellent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 12/10/2011

    " I found this book interesting and very informative in an entertaining way. If you liked Humanities classes in college as I did, you will enjoy this read. Have a dictionary handy though for Dr. Johnson's vocabulary is impressive and quite large. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 11/13/2011

    " As always, Johnson's writing is his strongest point. Even if I don't always agree with his political and social views. It is refreshing to see women getting equal billing in a book like this. Should be read, especially by those who think the world has no room for heroes anymore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry | 6/27/2011

    " I listened to the audio edition of this. Some unlikely choices for heroes and heroines, but as always Johnson is interesting and informative, a master of the biographette. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 5/23/2011

    " This is an entertaining and gossipy review of heroes through the ages. It is a quick read and thoroughly enjoyable. It would be a good book to read on a light rail. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry | 1/6/2011

    " I listened to the audio edition of this. Some unlikely choices for heroes and heroines, but as always Johnson is interesting and informative, a master of the biographette. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/30/2010

    " Well-written, well-researched and worth reading. Excellent. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Monk | 3/21/2010

    " Love Paul Johnson, but these essays were tiresome. He does better work with full treatments. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 2/25/2009

    " I found this book interesting and very informative in an entertaining way. If you liked Humanities classes in college as I did, you will enjoy this read. Have a dictionary handy though for Dr. Johnson's vocabulary is impressive and quite large. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 11/7/2008

    " Some of the biographical sketches were average, but some were inspiring and deeply enjoyable. Lee, Lincoln, and Wittgenstien were particular fine, I thought. Marlyn Monroe...um...seriously. Hero? "

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About the Author
Author Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson, British author and historian, is the author of many books, including Modern Times, A History of the Jews, Intellectuals, The Birth of the Modern, and The Quest for God, which have been translated into many languages. He has been a frequent contributor to the Daily Telegraph, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Spectator, and other newspapers and magazines. He has lectured to academic, business, and political audiences all over the world.

About the Narrator

James Adams is one of the world’s leading authorities on terrorism and intelligence, and for more than twenty-five years he has specialized in national security. He is also the author of fourteen bestselling books on warfare, with a particular emphasis on covert warfare. A former managing editor of the London Sunday Times and CEO of United Press International, he trained as a journalist in England, where he graduated first in the country. Now living in Southern Oregon, he has narrated numerous audiobooks and earned an AudioFile Earphones Award and two coveted Audie Award for best narration.