A History of the Jews (Paperback)

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A History of the Jews (Paperback)

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"A tour de force. . . . A remarkable achievement."New York Times Book Review

"A marvelous book. . . . This is history: richly textured, provocative and wise."Plain Dealer

From acclaimed historian Paul Johnson, author of Modern Times and A History of American People, this brilliant 4000 year survey covers not only Jewish history but the impact of Jewish genius and imagination on the world.

Paul Johnson is a historian whose work ranges over the millennia and the whole gamut of human activities. He regularly writes book reviews for several UK magazines and newspapers, such as the Literary Review and The Spectator, and he lectures around the world. He lives in London, England.

Product Details ISBN: 9780060915339
ISBN-10: 0060915331
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: September 14th, 1988
Pages: 656
Language: English

"A tour de force. . . . A remarkable achievement." — New York Times Book Review

"An absorbing, provocative, well-written, often moving book, an insightful and impassioned blend of history and myth, story and interpretation." — Merle Rubin, Christian Science Monitor

"A marvelous book. . . . This is history: richly textured, provocative and wise." — Plain Dealer

"Johnson has put together in one volume an extraordinary amount of useful information, and talks realistically about the Jews of the last four centuries, to which his devotes more than half of his book." — New York Review of Books

"A powerful reminder of Jewish achievement throughout the ages." — Martin Gilbert, Commentary

"Johnson brings to his subject a vitality that can't be matched in any of the professional one-volume histories. . . . His writing is dramatic without histrionics, graphic without being highly colored." — John Gross, New York Times