Articles By Paul Johnson
 
March 2014
The worst episode in Hugh Trevor-Roper’s career made him a better man
 
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May 2013
The woman I knew for 40 years was persistent but never provocative. She will be ranked among the very greatest figures in English history
 
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March 2013
Robert A. Ventresca's attempt to dispassionately assess the divisive Pope Pius XVII's pontificate is well-meaning but a penance to read
 
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January/February 2013
Mirabel and Hugh Cecil's In Search of Rex Whistler is a fine tribute to a major artist cut down in his prime
 
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January/February 2012
Evelyn Waugh said that WWII would serve writers well, replenishing their stocks of experience. But several works borne out of the war were masterpieces of literature
 
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October 2011
Book review of Dinner with Churchill: Policy-Making at the Dinner Table by Cita Stelzer
 
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June 2011
Review of Treason of the Heart: From Thomas Paine to Kim Philby by David Pryce-Jones
 
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January/February 2011
Book Review: The Golden Age: The Spanish Empire of Charles V by Hugh Thomas
 
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December 2010
Book Review: The Wit and Wisdom of G. K. Chesterton selected by Bevis Hillier
 
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October 2010
A Journey by Tony Blair
 
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June 2010
Moral Combat: A History of World War II by Michael Burleigh
 
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January/February 2010
Bite the Hand that Feeds You: Essays and Provocations by Henry Fairlie and Best Seat in the House by Frank Johnson
 
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October 2009
The American Civil War: A Military History by John Keegan
 
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June 2009

Abandoning narrative form in history writing leads to laziness, the omission of important facts, and a flimsier understanding of cause and effect. Why doesn't the OUP know that?

 
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December 2008
The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes
 
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About Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson was Editor of the New Statesman from 1965-1970. He is the author of many books including Art: A New History (Harper, 2003), Darwin: Portrait of a Genius (Viking), and most recently Mozart: A Life (Viking).

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