Paul Johnson

1 Socrates

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  Ancient  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2011-10-13
Description :  <b> A brilliant portrait of the Greek philosopher who personified philosophy. </b><br />Socrates was undeniably one of the greatest thinkers of all time, yet he wrote nothing. Throughout his life, and indeed until his very last moment alive, Socrates fully embodied his philosophy in thought and deed. It is through the story of his life that we can fully grasp his powerful actions and ideas.<br /><br />In his highly acclaimed style, historian Paul Johnson masterfully disentangles centuries of scarce sources to offer a riveting account of a homely but charismatic middle-class man living in Athens in the fifth century b.c., and how what this man thought still shapes the way we decide how to act, and how we fathom the notion of body and soul. Johnson provides a compelling picture of the city and people Socrates reciprocally delighted in, as well as many enlightening and intimate analyses of specific aspects of his personality. Enchantingly portraying "the sheer power of Socrates's mind, and its unique combination of steel, subtlety, and frivolity," Paul Johnson captures the vast and intriguing life of a man who did nothing less than supply the basic apparatus of the human mind.

2 A History of the American People

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  History  Books  Nonfiction  Social Science  United States 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2009-06-30
Description :  The prize winning classic work on the post Civil War period which wrenched American society, now with a new introduction by the author.<br /><br />"The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures," begins Paul Johnson’s remarkable new American history. "No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the American people themselves and for the rest of mankind." Johnson’s history is a reinterpretation of American history from the first settlements to the Clinton administration. It covers every aspect of U.S. history—politics; business and economics; art, literature and science; society and customs; complex traditions and religious beliefs. The story is told in terms of the men and women who shaped and led the nation and the ordinary people who collectively created its unique character. Wherever possible, letters, diaries, and recorded conversations are used to ensure a sense of actuality. "The book has new and often trenchant things to say about every aspect and period of America’s past," says Johnson, "and I do not seek, as some historians do, to conceal my opinions."<br /><br />This is an in-depth portrait of a great people, from their fragile origins through their struggles for independence and nationhood, their heroic efforts and sacrifices to deal with the 'organic sin’ of slavery and the preservation of the Union to its explosive economic growth and emergence as a world power and its sole superpower. Johnson discusses such contemporary topics as the politics of racism, education, Vietnam, the power of the press, political correctness, the growth of litigation, and the rising influence of women. He sees Americans as a problem-solving people and the story of America as "essentially one of difficulties being overcome by intelligence and skill, by faith and strength of purpose, by courage and persistence... Looking back on its past, and forward to its future, the auguries are that it will not disappoint humanity."<br /><br />This challenging narrative and interpretation of American history by the author of many distinguished historical works is sometimes controversial and always provocative. Johnson’s views of individuals, events, themes, and issues are original, critical, and admiring, for he is, above all, a strong believer in the history and the destiny of the American people.

3 Churchill

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  Europe  Politics & Current Events 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2009-11-03
Description :  <b>From the “most celebrated and best-loved British historian in America” (<i>Wall Street Journal</i>), an elegant, concise, and revealing portrait of Winston Churchill</b><br /><br />In <i>Churchill</i>, eminent historian Paul Johnson offers a lively, succinct exploration of one of the most complex and fascinating personalities in history. Winston Churchill's hold on contemporary readers has never slackened, and Johnson’s analysis casts new light on his extraordinary life and times. Johnson illuminates the various phases of Churchill's career—from his adventures as a young cavalry officer in the service of the empire to his role as an elder statesman prophesying the advent of the Cold War—and shows how Churchill's immense adaptability and innate pugnacity made him a formidable leader for the better part of a century. Johnson's narration of Churchill's many triumphs and setbacks, rich with anecdote and quotation, illustrates the man's humor, resilience, courage, and eccentricity as no other biography before, and is sure to appeal to historians and general nonfiction readers alike.

4 History of the Jews

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  History  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Judaism 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2009-03-17
Description :  A national bestseller, this brilliant 4000 year survey covers not only Jewish history but he impact of Jewish genius and imagination on the world. By the author of Modern Times: The World From the Twenties to the Eighties.

5 George Washington

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  United States 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2009-03-17
Description :  By far the most important figure in the history of the United States, George Washington liberated the thirteen colonies from the superior forces of the British Empire against all military odds, and presided over the production and ratification of a constitution that (suitably amended) has lasted for more than two hundred years. Yet today Washington remains a distant figure to many Americans—a failing that acclaimed author Paul Johnson sets out to rectify with this brilliantly vivid, sharply etched portrait of the great hero as a young warrior, masterly commander in chief, patient lawmaker, and exceptionally wise president.

6 Jesus

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Bible Studies 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2010-03-04
Description :  <b> From the bestselling author and acclaimed historian, a powerful portrayal of the life of Jesus </b> <br /><br /> Is Jesus relevant to us today? Few figures have had such an influ­ence on history as Jesus of Nazareth. His teachings have inspired discussion, arguments, even war, and yet few have ever held forth as movingly on the need for peace, forgiveness, and mercy. Paul Johnson's brilliant reading offers readers a lively biography of the man who inspired one of the world's great religions and whose les­sons still guide us in current times. <br /><br /> Johnson's magisterial and revered book <i>A History of Christianity</i> is a masterpiece of historical writing on religion; and in his new book he returns to focus on a central figure in one of the world's dominant religions. Johnson's intelligent and conver­sational style, as well as his ability to distill complex subjects into succinct, highly readable works, make this book the ideal match of a major historian with a major subject. The result is an accessible biography and an insightful analysis of how Jesus is important in the present era.

7 Modern Times Revised Edition

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  History  Books  World 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-06-01
Description :  The classic world history of the events, ideas, and personalities of the twentieth century.

8 Napoleon

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  Military  Europe 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2002-05-13
Description :  <b>From <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Paul Johnson, “a very readable and entertaining biography” (<i>The Washington Post</i>) about one of the most important figures in modern European history: Napoleon Bonaparte</b><br />&#xa0;<br />In an ideal pairing of author and subject, the magisterial historian Paul Johnson offers a vivid look at the life of the strategist, general, and dictator who conquered much of Europe. Following Napoleon from the barren island of Corsica to his early training in Paris, from his meteoric victories and military dictatorship to his exile and death, Johnson examines the origins of his ferocious ambition. In Napoleon's quest for power, Johnson sees a realist unfettered by patriotism or ideology. And he recognizes Bonaparte’s violent legacy in the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century.&#xa0;<i>Napoleon</i>&#xa0;is a magnificent work that bears witness to one individual's ability to work his will on history.

9 History of Christianity

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality  History  Ancient 
Price :  $16.99
Release Date :  2012-03-27
Description :  First published in 1976, Paul Johnson’s exceptional study of Christianity has been loved and widely hailed for its intensive research, writing, and magnitude—“a tour de force, one of the most ambitious surveys of the history of Christianity ever attempted and perhaps the most radical” (<i>New York Review of Books</i>).<br /><br />In a highly readable companion to books on faith and history, the scholar and author Johnson has illuminated the Christian world and its fascinating history in a way that no other has. Johnson takes off in the year 49 with his namesake the apostle Paul. Thus beginning an ambitious quest to paint the centuries since the founding of a little-known ‘Jesus Sect’, A History of Christianity explores to a great degree the evolution of the Western world. With an unbiased and overall optimistic tone, Johnson traces the fantastic scope of the consequent sects of Christianity and the people who followed them. Information drawn from extensive and varied sources from around the world makes this history as credible as it is reliable. Invaluable understanding of the framework of modern Christianity—and its trials and tribulations throughout history—has never before been contained in such a captivating work.

10 Mozart

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  Music  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2013-11-14
Description :  <b>Eminent historian Paul Johnson dazzles with a rich, succinct portrait of Mozart and his music</b><br /><br />As he’s done in <i>Napoleon</i>, <i>Churchill</i>, <i>Jesus</i>, and <i>Darwin</i>, acclaimed historian and author Paul Johnson here offers a concise, illuminating biography of Mozart. Johnson’s focus is on the music—Mozart’s wondrous output of composition and his uncanny gift for instrumentation.<br /><br />Liszt once said that Mozart composed more bars than a trained copyist could write in a lifetime. Mozart’s gift and skill with instruments was also remarkable as he mastered all of them except the harp. For example, no sooner had the clarinet been invented and introduced than Mozart began playing and composing for it.<br /><br />In addition to his many insights into Mozart’s music, Johnson also challenges the many myths that have followed Mozart, including those about the composer’s health, wealth, religion, and relationships. Always engaging, Johnson offers readers and music lovers a superb examination of Mozart and his glorious music, which is still performed every day in concert halls and opera houses around the world.

11 Creators

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  History  Books 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  Kingsley Amis described Paul Johnson's Intellectuals as “a valuable and entertaining Rogues' Gallery of Adventures of the Mind.” Now the celebrated journalist and historian offers Creators, a companion volume of essays that examines a host of outstanding and prolific creative spirits. Here are Disney, Picasso, Bach, and Shakespeare; Austen, Twain, and T. S. Eliot; and Dürer, Hokusai, Pugin, and Viollet-le-Duc, among many others.<br /><br />Paul Johnson believes that creation cannot be satisfactorily analyzed, but it can be illustrated to bring out its salient characteristics. That is the purpose of this instructive and witty book.

12 Heroes

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  History  Books  World  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  A galaxy of legendary figures from the annals of Western history<br /><br />In 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. <br /><br />Heroes includes: <br /><br />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

13 Eisenhower

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  Military 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-09-04
Description :  <b>Acclaimed historian Paul Johnson’s lively, succinct biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower explores how his legacy endures today</b><br />&#xa0;<br />In the rousing style he’s famous for, celebrated biographer Paul Johnson offers a fascinating portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower, focusing particularly on his years as a five-star general and his time as the thirty-fourth President of the United States.<br /><br />Johnson chronicles President Eisenhower's modest childhood in Kansas, his college years at West Point, and his rapid ascent through the military ranks, culminating in his appointment as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II. Beginning when Eisenhower assumed the presidency from Harry Truman in 1952, Johnson paints a rich portrait of his two consecutive terms, exploring his volatile relationship with then-Vice President Richard Nixon, his abhorrence of isolationism, and his position on the Cold War, McCarthyism, and the Civil Rights Movement. Johnson notes that when Eisenhower left the White House at age 70, reluctantly passing the torch to President-elect John F. Kennedy, he feared for the country’s future and prophetically warned of the looming military-industrial complex.<br /><br />Many elements of Eisenhower’s presidency speak to American politics today, including his ability to balance the budget and skill in managing an oppositional Congress. This brief yet comprehensive study will appeal to biography lovers as well as to enthusiasts of presidential history and military history alike.

14 The California Seafood Cookbook

Author : Isaac Cronin, Paul Johnson & Jay Harlow
Genre :  Specific Ingredients  Books  Cookbooks, Food & Wine  Regional & Ethnic 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2011-10-01
Description :  First published in 1983, <i>The California Seafood Cookbook</i> has sold 128,000 copies—and counting! This beautiful encyclopedic guide to seafood cooking is complete with 150 recipes emphasizing simplicity, fresh ingredients, and ethnic and regional tastes, as well as an innovative approach to the infinite possibilities of this popular cuisine. The seventy-five species portraits and the illustrated techniques will prove useful to cooks and seafood lovers. Fully half the featured species are found in Gulf, Pacific, and Atlantic waters, and each recipe suggests appropriate alternative fish and shellfish from other regions.

15 Darwin

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Science & Nature  Life Sciences  History 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2012-10-11
Description :  <b>Eminent historian Paul Johnson provides a rich, succinct portrait of Charles Darwin</b><br /><br />Charles Darwin is arguably the most influential scientist of all time. His <i>Origin of Species</i> forever changed our concept of the world’s creation.&#xa0; <br /><br />Darwin’s revolutionary career is the perfect vehicle for historian Paul Johnson. Marked by the insightful observation, spectacular wit, and highly readable prose for which Johnson is so well regarded, Darwin brings the gentleman-scientist and his times brilliantly into focus. From Darwin’s birth into great fortune to his voyage aboard the <i>Beagle</i>, to the long-delayed publication of his masterpiece, Johnson delves into what made this Victorian gentleman into a visionary scientist—and into the tragic flaws that later led Darwin to support the burgeoning eugenics movement.<br /><br />Johnson’s many admirers as well as history and science buffs will be grateful for this superb account of Darwin and the everlasting impact of his discoveries.

16 Humorists

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  History  Books  Biographies & Memoirs  Humor 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-11-30
Description :  “It is Johnson’s gift that he can make his subjects human and fallible enough that we would…recognize them instantly, while also illuminating what made them heroes.” —Washington Post Book World on Heroes<br /><br />“Johnson is a clear, intelligent, forceful writer, and nothing if not thorough.” —Wall Street Journal<br /><br />Paul Johnson, the acclaimed author of Creators, Heroes, and the New York Times bestseller Intellectuals, returns with a captivating collection of biographical portraits of the Western world’s greatest wits and humorists. With chapters dedicated to history’s sharpest tongues and most piercing pens, including Benjamin Franklin, Toulouse-Lautrec, G.K. Chesterton, Damon Runyan, W.C. Fields, the Marx Brothers, and many more, Johnson’s Humorists is an exciting compendium of our most enduring comical and satirical innovators.&#xa0;

17 The Quest for God

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  In this probing, challenging and personal account of his feelings about God and religion, Paul Johnson shares with others the strength and comfort of his own faith. Informed by his great knowledge of history, The Quest for God is written with force, lucidity and eloquence by the author of Intellectuals, Modern Times, A History of the Jews and other works.

18 The Civilization Of Ancient Egypt

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  Ancient  Books  History 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-02-07
Description :  A leading historian and bestselling author re-creates the growth, decline, and legacy of 3,000 Years of Egyptian civilization with an authoritative text splendidly illustrated with 150 illustrations in full color.<br /><br />Ancient Egypt, with its legacy of pyramids, pharaohs and sphinxes, is a land of power and mystery to the modern world. In The Civilization of Ancient Egypt Paul Johnson explores the growth and decline of a culture that survived for 3,000 years and maintained a purity of style that rivals all others. Johnson's study looks in detail at the state, religion, culture and geographical setting and how they combined in this unusually enduring civilization. From the beginning of Egyptian culture to the rediscovery of the pharaohs, the book covers the totalitarian theocracy, the empire of the Nile, the structure of dynastic Egypt, the dynastic way of death, hieroglyphs, the anatomy of perspective art and, finally, the decline and fall of the pharaohs, Johnson seeks, through an exciting combination of images and analysis, to discover the causes behind the collapse of this, great civilization while celebrating the extra-ordinary legacy it has left behind.<br />Paul Johnson on Ancient Egypt and the Egyptians<br />"Egypt was not only the first state, it was the first country.... The durability of the state which thus evolved was ensured by the overwhelming simplicity and power of its central institution, the theocratic monarchy." <br /><br />"The Egyptians did not share the Babylonian passion for astrology, but they used the stars as one of many guides to behavior. No Egyptian believed in a free exercise of will in important decisions: he always looked for an omen or a prophecy or an oracle." <br /><br />"The development of hieroglyphics mirrors and epitomizes the history of Egyptian civilization. . . . No one outside Egypt understood it and even within Egypt it was the exclusive working tool of the ruling and priestly classes. The great mass of Egyptians were condemned to illiteracy by the complexities (and also the beauties) of the Egyptian written language."<br /><br />"The affection the Egyptians were not. ashamed to display towards their children was related to the high status women enjoyed in Egyptian society."<br /><br />"If we can understand Egyptian art we can go a long way towards grasping the very spirit and outlook on life, of this gifted people, so remote in time. The dynamic of their civilization seems to have been a passionate love of order (maat to them), by which they sought to give to human activities and creations the same regularity as their landscape, their great river, their sun-cycle and their immutable seasons."

19 Intellectuals

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  History  Books 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, Edmund Wilson, Victor Gollancz, Lillian Hellman, Cyril Connolly, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Kenneth Tynan, and Noam Chomsky, among others, are revealed as intellectuals both brilliant and contradictory, magnetic and dangerous.

20 The Renaissance

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  Europe  Books  History 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2000-08-22
Description :  The Renaissance holds an undying place in the human imagination, and its great heroes remain our own, from Michelangelo and Leonardo to Dante and Montaigne. This period of profound evolution in European thought is credited with transforming the West from medieval to modern; reviving the city as the center of human activity and the acme of civilization; and, of course, producing the most astonishing outpouring of artistic creation the world has ever known. Perhaps no era in history was more revolutionary, and none has been more romanticized. What was it? In <i>The Renaissance,</i> the great historian Paul Johnson tackles that question with the towering erudition and imaginative fire that are his trademarks.<br /><br />Johnson begins by painting the economic, technological, and social developments that give the period its background. But, as Johnson explains, "The Renaissance was primarily a human event, propelled forward by a number of individuals of outstanding talent, in some cases amounting to genius." It is the human foreground that absorbs most of the book's attention. "We can give all kinds of satisfying explanations of why and when the Renaissance occurred and how it transmitted itself," Johnson writes. "But there is no explaining Dante, no explaining Chaucer. Genius suddenly comes to life, and speaks out of a vacuum. Then it is silent, equally mysteriously. The trends continue and intensify, but genius is lacking." In the four parts that make up the heart of the book--"The Renaissance in Literature and Scholarship," "The Anatomy of Renaissance Sculpture," "The Buildings of the Renaissance," and "The Apostolic Successions of Renaissance Painting"--Johnson chronicles the lives and works of the age's animating spirits. Finally, he examines the spread and decline of the Renaissance, and its abiding legacy. A book of dazzling riches, The Renaissance is a compact masterpiece of the historian's art.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

21 Cambridge Studies in Economic History

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  Economics  Books  Business & Personal Finance 
Price :  $25.99
Release Date :  2010-03-04
Description :  This innovative study analyses the origin of capitalist institutions such as limited companies, shares and stock markets, revealing how and why they were constructed. It explores the moral, economic and legal assumptions that supported this formal institutional structure, and which continue to shape the corporate economy of today.

22 New Pop-Up Paper Projects

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  Education  Books  Professional & Technical  Reference 
Price :  $37.99
Release Date :  2013-06-26
Description :  New Pop-Up Paper Projects is an inspirational book for everyone who wants to learn and share the magic of pop-up paper engineering. Illustrated throughout with colour diagrams and photographs, this book guides you through basic techniques and foundation skills, offers advice on classroom planning and health and safety and shows you how to ensure that learners of all ages can develop and progress their skills.<br /><br />Guiding you through 90-, 180- and 360-degree engineering, this book presents step-by-step instructions and ideas for over 200 cross-curricular themes, from cityscapes to magical creatures. Aiming to challenge and inspire, Paul Johnson uses over 150 paper-engineering techniques, including:<br /> storybooks pop-ups without folds zigzag pop-ups pulleys, wheels and levers asymmetrical pop-ups intricate toy theatres diagonal pop-ups with movables. <br />This<i> </i>book, brimming with pop-up techniques and how to teach them, is for everyone – from the self-styled ‘visually illiterate’ to the art graduate, from parents keeping creativity alive at home to classroom teachers planning an engaging curriculum for their class of 30 plus pupils.

23 The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain: New Edition

Author : Roderick Floud, Jane Humphries & Paul Johnson
Genre :  Economics  Books  Business & Personal Finance 
Price :  $49.99
Release Date :  2014-09-30
Description :  A new edition of the leading textbook on the economic history of Britain since industrialization. Combining the expertise of more than thirty leading historians and economists, Volume 1 tracks Britain's economic history in the period ranging from 1700 to 1870 from industrialisation to global trade and empire. Each chapter provides a clear guide to the major controversies in the field and students are shown how to connect historical evidence with economic theory and apply quantitative methods. New approaches are proposed to classic issues such as the causes and consequences of industrialisation, the role of institutions and the state, and the transition from an organic to an inorganic economy, as well as introducing new issues such as globalisation, convergence and divergence, the role of science, technology and invention, and the growth of consumerism. Throughout the volume, British experience is set within an international context and its performance benchmarked against its global competitors.

24 766 and All That

Author : Matthew Hancock & Paul Johnson
Genre :  Sports & Outdoors  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-02-14
Description :  <i>WICKET! 1st over: Ponting c Swann b Anderson 0 (Australia 0-2) Ponting has gone first ball! I don't believe it! An unbelievable start for England! Ponting has gone for a golden duck in his 150th Test and England have gone wild. Stop the clocks! Shout it from the rooftops! Australia are in utter disarray!</i><br /><br />The Ashes 2010-11 saw the coming together of the old foes in Australia's backyard. Back in freezing, snowy England, untold numbers huddled around their TV sets to watch the struggle into the early hours of the morning. But for many the joy was only complete with the accompaniment of <i>guardian.co.uk'</i>s Over By Over.<br /><br />Around the globe they joined in from unlikely locations, offering stories of emotional drinking, marital predicament and witty observations as the series built to an astonishing climax. Could England really be about to crush Australia - in a manner not witnessed for a generation? <br /><br />There were Cook's runs - all 766 of them, Anderson's wickets, Prior's catching and the power of Pietersen. We saw established stars like Graeme Swann and Andrew Strauss, unpredicted stars like Tim Bresnan, spasmodic stars like Mitchell Johnson and fading stars like Paul Collingwood and Ricky Ponting.<br /><br />Now <i>766 and All That</i> allows us to savour again the sweet taste of that absolute victory - exactly as it happened, Over by Over.

25 Old Age from Antiquity to Post-Modernity

Author : Paul Johnson & Pat Thane
Genre :  World  Books  History  Ancient 
Price :  $54.99
Release Date :  2002-11-01
Description :  Based on themes such as status and welfare, Old Age from Antiquity to Post-Modernity examines the role of the elderly in history. This empirical study represents a substantial contribution to both the historical understanding of old age in past societies as well as the discussion of the contribution of post-modernism to historical scholarship.

26 Policing Sex

Author : Paul Johnson & Derek Dalton
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $52.99
Release Date :  2012-05-31
Description :  This collection focuses attention on an important but academically neglected area of contemporary operational policing: the regulation of consensual sexual practices. Despite the high-level public visibility of, and debate about, policing in relation to violent and abusive sexual crimes (from child sexual abuse to adult rape) very little public or scholarly attention is paid to the policing of consensual sexual practices in contemporary societies. Whilst ‘sexual life’ is commonly understood to be a matter of ‘private life’ that is beyond formal social control, this book shows that policing is implicated in the regulation of a wide range of consensual sexual practices. This book brings together a well known and respected group of academics, from a range of disciplines, to explore the role of the police in shaping the boundaries of that aspect of our lives that we imagine to be most intimate and most our own. The volume presents a ‘snap shot’ of policing in respect of a number of diverse areas – such as public sex, pornography, and sex work – and considers how sexual orientation structures police responses to them. The authors critically examine how policing is implicated in the social, moral and political landscape of sex and, contrary to the established rhetoric of politicians and criminal justice practitioners, continues to intervene in the private lives of citizens.<br /> <br />It is essential supplementary reading for courses in criminology, law, policing, sociology of deviance, gender and sexuality, and cultural studies.

27 Homosexuality and the European Court of Human Rights

Author : Paul Johnson
Genre :  Law  Books  Professional & Technical 
Price :  $54.99
Release Date :  2013-09-05
Description :  Homosexuality and the European Court of Human Rights?is the first book-length study of the Court’s jurisprudence in respect of sexual orientation. It offers a socio-legal analysis of the substantial number of decisions and judgments of the Strasbourg organs on the wide range of complaints brought by gay men and lesbians under the European Convention on Human Rights. Providing a systematic analysis of Strasbourg case law since 1955 and examining decades of decisions that have hitherto remained obscure, the book considers the evolution of the Court’s interpretation of the Convention and how this has fashioned lesbian and gay rights in Europe. Going beyond doctrinal analysis by employing a nuanced sociological consideration of Strasbourg jurisprudence, Paul Johnson shows how the Court is a site at which homosexuality is both socially constructed and regulated. He argues that although the Convention is conceived as a ‘living instrument’ to be interpreted ‘in the light of present-day conditions’ the Court’s judgments have frequently forged and advanced new social conditions in respect of homosexuality. Johnson argues that the Court’s jurisprudence has an extra-legal importance because it provides an authoritative and powerful discursive resource that can be mobilized by lesbians and gay men to challenge homophobic and heteronormative social relations in contemporary societies. As such, the book considers how the Court’s interpretation of the Convention might be evolved in the future to better protect lesbian and gay rights and lives.

28 Law, Religion and Homosexuality

Author : Paul Johnson & Robert Vanderbeck
Genre :  Law  Books  Professional & Technical 
Price :  $49.99
Release Date :  2014-05-09
Description :  Law, Religion and Homosexuality is the first book-length study of how religion has shaped, and continues to shape, legislation that regulates the lives of gay men and lesbians . Through a systematic examination of how religious discourse influences the making of law – in the form of official interventions made by faith communities and organizations, as well as by expressions of faith by individual legislators – the authors argue that religion continues to be central to both enabling and restricting the development of sexual orientation equality. Whilst some claim that faith has been marginalized in the legislative processes of contemporary western societies, Johnson and Vanderbeck show the significant impact of religion in a number of substantive legal areas relating to sexual orientation including: same-sex sexual relations, family life, civil partnership and same-sex marriage, equality in employment and the provision of goods and services, hate speech regulation, and education. Law, Religion and Homosexuality demonstrates the dynamic interplay between law and religion in respect of homosexuality and will be of considerable interest to a wide audience of academics, policy makers and stakeholders.

29 The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain

Author : Roderick Floud & Paul Johnson
Genre :  Europe  Books  History 
Price :  $44.99
Release Date :  2004-01-15
Description :  The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain provides a readable and comprehensive survey of the economic history of Britain since industrialisation, based on the most up-to-date research into the subject. Roderick Floud and Paul Johnson have assembled a team of fifty leading scholars from around the world to produce a set of volumes which are both a lucid textbook for students and an authoritative guide to the subject. The text pays particular attention to the explanation of quantitative and theory-based enquiry, but all forms of historical research are used to provide a comprehensive account of the development of the British economy. Volume I covers the period 1700–1860 when Britain led the world in the process of industrialisation. It will be an invaluable guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students in history, economics and digital-only social sciences.

30 The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain: New Edition

Author : Roderick Floud, Jane Humphries & Paul Johnson
Genre :  Economics  Books  Business & Personal Finance 
Price :  $49.99
Release Date :  2014-09-30
Description :  A new edition of the leading textbook on the economic history of Britain since industrialization. Combining the expertise of more than thirty leading historians and economists, Volume 2 tracks the development of the British economy from late nineteenth-century global dominance to its early twenty-first century position as a mid-sized player in an integrated European economy. Each chapter provides a clear guide to the major controversies in the field and students are shown how to connect historical evidence with economic theory and how to apply quantitative methods. The chapters re-examine issues of Britain's relative economic growth and decline over the 'long' twentieth century, setting the British experience within an international context, and benchmark its performance against that of its European and global competitors. Suggestions for further reading are also provided in each chapter, to help students engage thoroughly with the topics being discussed.

31 Learning Rust

Author : Paul Johnson & Vesa Kaihlavirta
Genre :  Internet  Books  Computers & Internet  Programming  Computers 
Price :  $35.99
Release Date :  2017-11-24
Description :  Start building fast and robust applications with the power of Rust by your side About This Book • Get started with the language to build scalable and high performance applications • This book will help C#/C++ developers gain better performance and memory management • Discover the power of Rust when developing concurrent applications for large and scalable software Who This Book Is For The book is for absolute beginners to Rust, who want to build high performance, concurrent applications for their projects. It is suitable for developers who have a basic knowledge of programming and developers who are using the C#/C++ language to write their applications. No knowledge of Rust is expected. What You Will Learn • Set up Rust for Windows, Linux, and OS X • Write effective code using Rust • Expand your Rust applications using libraries • Interface existing non-Rust libraries with your Rust applications • Use the standard library within your applications • Understand memory management within Rust and speed efficiency when passing variables • Create more complex data types • Study concurrency in Rust with multi-threaded applications and sync threading techniques to improve the performance of an application problem In Detail Rust is a highly concurrent and high performance language that focuses on safety and speed, memory management, and writing clean code. It also guarantees thread safety, and its aim is to improve the performance of existing applications. Its potential is shown by the fact that it has been backed by Mozilla to solve the critical problem of concurrency. Learning Rust will teach you to build concurrent, fast, and robust applications. From learning the basic syntax to writing complex functions, this book will is your one stop guide to get up to speed with the fundamentals of Rust programming. We will cover the essentials of the language, including variables, procedures, output, compiling, installing, and memory handling. You will learn how to write object-oriented code, work with generics, conduct pattern matching, and build macros. You will get to know how to communicate with users and other services, as well as getting to grips with generics, scoping, and more advanced conditions. You will also discover how to extend the compilation unit in Rust. By the end of this book, you will be able to create a complex application in Rust to move forward with. Style and approach This comprehensive book will focus on the Rust syntax, functions, data types, and conducting pattern matching for programmers. It is divided into three parts and each part of the book has an objective to enable the readers to create their own applications at an appropriate level, ultimately towards creating complex applications.



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