Socrates by Paul Johnson audiobook

Socrates: A Man for Our Times

By Paul Johnson
Read by John Curless

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664406537

  • ISBN: 9781664514362

Runtime: 4.69 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Acclaimed historian and best-selling author Paul Johnson's books have been translated into dozens of languages. In Socrates: A Man for Our Times, Johnson draws from little-known resources to construct a fascinating account of one of history's greatest thinkers. Socrates transcended class limitations in Athens during the fifth century B.C. to develop ideas that still shape the way we think about the human body and soul, including the workings of the human mind.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Spectacular...A delight to read.” Wall Street Journal
“Robust.” New Republic
“An admirably concise view of the philosopher’s methods and rhetorical tactics in exploring courage, moral purity, and mortality.” Publishers Weekly
“A succinct, useful exploration of life in ancient Athens and of the great philosopher’s essential beliefs.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Paul Johnson

Author Bio: Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson, British author and historian, is the author of many books, including Modern Times, A History of the Jews, Intellectuals, The Birth of the Modern, and The Quest for God, which have been translated into many languages. He has been a frequent contributor to the Daily Telegraph, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Spectator, and other newspapers and magazines. He has lectured to academic, business, and political audiences all over the world.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 4.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English