Heroes : from Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and de Gaulle / Paul Johnson.
By: Johnson, Paul.Publisher: New York: HarperCollins, c2007Edition: 1st ed.Description: xvii, 299 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780061143168 (hardcover); 0061143162 (hardcover); 9780061143175 (pbk.); 0061143170 (pbk.).Subject(s): Liderlik -- Tarih | Leadership -- History | Women heroes -- Biography | Heroes -- Biography | Kadınlar kahramanlar -- Biyografi | Kahramanlar -- Biyografi
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -284) and index.
God's Heroes: Deborah, Judith, Samson and David -- Earthshakers: Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar -- Feminist Fire and Slaughter: Boudica -- Exemplary Heroes: Henry V and Joan of Arc -- Heroism in the Age of the Axe: St. Thomas More, Lady Jane Grey, Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I and Sir Walter Ralegh -- In the Roar of the Cannon's Mouth: Washington, Nelson and Wellington -- Tortured Heroism in a Man's World: Jane Welsh Carlyle and Emily Dickinson -- Two Kinds of Nobility: Lincoln and Lee -- Cerebral Heroism: Lundwig Wittgenstein -- The Heroism of the Hostess: Lady Pamela Berry et al. -- A Generous Hero and a Heroic Monster: Churchill and de Gaulle -- Heroism Behind the Greasepaint: Mae West and Marilyn Monroe -- The Heroic Trinity Who Tamed the Bear: Reagan, Thatcher and John Paul II -- Epilogue: Any Future for Heroism?
In this sequel to Intellectuals and Creators, Paul Johnsoncontinues his engaging history series, approaching the subject of heroism with stirring examples of men and womenfrom 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. Lee, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle, Mae West and Marilyn Monroe, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul II.--From publisher description.