Humorists - Paul Johnson


By Paul Johnson

  • Release Date: 2010-11-30
  • Genre: History
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“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

“Johnson is a clear, intelligent, forceful writer, and nothing if not thorough.” —Wall Street Journal

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. 

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  • Wonderful

    By Emmet Aloysius
    Johnson provides keen insight into many historical comedic figures who I was aware of but knew very little about. With all the tragedy and disheartening news today, it was refreshing to read about people who decided to pursue the lighter side of life and share it with others. Short but very informative and enjoyable, as are many of Johnson's bios...EAF

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