A History of the Jews

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Paul Johnson

Narrated By: Nadia May

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2008

Duration: 28 hours 52 minutes

Summary:

This historical magnum opus covers 4,000 years of the extraordinary history of the Jews as a people, a culture, and a nation. It shows the impact of Jewish character on the world: their genius, imagination and, most of all, their ability to persevere despite severe persecutions. Compelling insights into events and individuals are chronologically detailed, from Moses and Jesus to Spinoza, Marx, Freud, the Rothschilds, and Golda Meir.

"Why have I written a history of the Jews?...When I was working on my History of Christianity, I became aware for the first time in my life of the magnitude of debt Christianity owes to Judaism...the book gave me the chance to reconsider objectively, in the light of a study covering nearly 4,000 years, the most intractable of all human questions: what are we on earth for? Is history merely a series of events whose sum is meaningless?"-from the Prologue

"An absorbing, provocative, well-written, often moving book-an insightful and impassioned blend of history and myth, story and interpretation."-Christian Science Monitor

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  • John H.

    Covering four thousand years of history is perhaps a task too big for any historian but as usual Paul Johnson gives it a worthy go. The writer steers clears of any religious entanglements as best he can and lays an excellent foundation for the History of the Jewish people. Yes it is worth the reading and the narrator is as excellent as she is in Mr. Johnson’s other books.

  • Esther Rodriguez

    Excellent history book. It gave a full understanding on Jewish history. They are resilient culture and have been key in new inventions, science, medicine and other contributions to the world. I love it

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