9780061143175

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

  • ISBN 13:

    9780061143175

  • ISBN 10:

    0061143170

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2007
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

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

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