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Heroes: From Alexander The Great To Mae West [Paperback]

Paul Johnson
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"Just as no man is a hero to his valet, so no hero in this potboiler is a paragon of virtue to his ecomiast." (THE TIMES )

"There is no taking Paul Johnson for granted. No matter how many times he has left you gobsmacked he can always do so again." (DAILY TELEGRAPH )

'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 ) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Heroic men and women from every epoch

About the Author

Paul Johnson was born in 1928. He edited the New Statesman in the 1960s and has written over forty books. His Modern Times, a history of the world from the 1920s to the 1990s, has been translated into more than fifteen languages. As well as a weekly column in the Spectator, he contributes to newspapers all over the world.
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