A History of the Jews

Paperback | January 9, 1988

byPaul Johnson

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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.

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The author delivers a brilliant and comprehensive one-volume survey covering 4,000 years of Jewish history. His book is a forceful and sustained analysis of Jewish emergence and an interpretation of how Jewish history, philosophy, ethics, and social and political notions interplay with world history.

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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.

Paul Johnson is a leading historian and journalist whose historical works have been translated into many languages. Born into a Roman Catholic family in Lancashire, England, he has remained a practicing Catholic and has covered every papal conclave since the 1950s. Among his books are Modern Times, A History of the Jews, Intellectuals,...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 8.02 × 5.37 × 1.59 inPublished:January 9, 1988Publisher:HarperCollins Canada, Limited

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ISBN - 10:0060915331

ISBN - 13:9780060915339

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The author delivers a brilliant and comprehensive one-volume survey covering 4,000 years of Jewish history. His book is a forceful and sustained analysis of Jewish emergence and an interpretation of how Jewish history, philosophy, ethics, and social and political notions interplay with world history.

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"An extraordinary amount of useful information."-- New York Review of Books"A tour de force...A remarkable achievement."-- Aruthur Hertzberg, The New York Times Book Review"An absorbing, provocativem well-writen, often moving book, an insightful and impassioned blend of history and myth, story and interpretation."-- Merle Rubin, Christian Science Monitor"Johnson has out togetehr in one volume an extraodinary amount of useful information, and talks realistically about the Jews of the last four centuries, to which he devotes more than half of his book."-- Arnaldo Momigliano, The New York Review of Books"A marvelous book . . . This is history: richly textured, provocative and wise."-- The Plain Dealer