Boris Johnson - Author

About the Author

Boris Johnson was elected Mayor of London in May 2008. Before this he was the Editor of the Spectator, Member of Parliament for Henley on Thames, Shadow Minister for the Arts and Shadow Minister for Higher Education. He is the author of many books, notably Johnson's Life of London (re-issued as The Spirit of London), Have I Got Views for You and Dream of Rome.

Featured books by Boris Johnson

The Churchill Factor How One Man Made History

The Churchill Factor How One Man Made History

Author: Boris Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2014

'The point of the Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference.' On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the 'Churchill Factor' - the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays - with characteristic wit and passion-a man of multiple contradictions, contagious bravery, breath-taking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity. Fearless on the battlefield, Churchill had to be ordered by the King to stay out of action on D-Day; he pioneered aerial bombing, yet hated the destruction of war and scorned politicians who had not experienced its horrors. He was a celebrated journalist, a great orator and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was famous for his ability to combine wining and dining with many late nights of crucial wartime decision-making. His open-mindedness made him a pioneer in health care, education, and social welfare, though he remained incorrigibly politically incorrect. Most of all, as Boris Johnson says, 'Churchill is the resounding human rebuttal to all who think history is the story of vast and impersonal economic forces'. THE CHURCHILL FACTOR is a book to be enjoyed not only by anyone interested in history: it is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what makes a great leader.

Other books by Boris Johnson

THE DREAM OF ROME

THE DREAM OF ROME

Author: Boris Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 11/12/2017

Samaya dolgovechnaya imperiya za vsyu istoriyu, Rimskaya imperiya prostiralas' ot SHotlandii do Livii, ot Portugalii do Iraka i sushchestvovala bolee 400 let. S tekh por prodolzhaet zhit' mechta o Rime, i evropejskie lidery vo vse vremena - ot Karla Velikogo do Napoleona i Mussolini - pytalis' povtorit' rimskie dostizheniya i terpeli neudachu. Kak zhe rimlyanam udalos' splotit' lyudej Evropy i vykovat' obshchuyu identichnost'? I chto potrebuetsya dlya ee vozrozhdeniya?Napisannaya odnim iz samyh yarkih i ehkscentrichnyh anglijskih politikov sovremennosti Borisom Dzhonsonom, byvshim mehrom Londona i nyneshnim ministrom inostrannyh del Velikobritanii, polnaya svoeobraziya, zhizni, intrigi, dejstviya i lichnoj ocenki, ehta kniga o Rime - imenno ta istoriya, kotoruyu my lyubim, bodraya i strastnaya.

Churchill factor

Churchill factor

Author: Boris Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2015

CHerchill' - velikij gosudarstvennyj deyatel', prem'er-ministr Velikobritanii (1940-1945 i 1951-1955), reformator, laureat Nobelevskoj premii po literature, znamenityj zhurnalist i blistatel'nyj orator. Avtor knigi - Boris Dzhonson, izvestnyj anglijskij politik, ehkscentrichnyj mehr Londona, ostroumno i strastno issleduet, na chem osnovyvaetsya isklyuchitel'naya yarkost' odnogo iz samyh znakovyh liderov XX veka. Brosaya vyzov mifam, zabluzhdeniyam i gipertrofirovannoj real'nosti, Dzhonson izobrazhaet cheloveka protivorechivogo, hrabrogo, obladayushchego fenomenal'nym krasnorechiem, nesravnennym strategicheskim talantom i istinnoj gumannost'yu. V knige vydvigaetsya predpolozhenie, chto, esli by CHerchillya ne bylo ili on sovershil oshibku, Gitler mog oderzhat' v Evrope polnuyu pobedu. Avtor ubezhden: bud' Uinston CHerchill' zhiv, navernyaka by vystupil za vyhod Velikobritanii iz Evrosoyuza.

Der Churchill-Faktor

Der Churchill-Faktor

Author: Boris Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2015

Boris Johnson, Burgermeister von London und das Enfant terrible unter den Politikern, portratiert mit Leichtigkeit und unubertrefflichem britischem Witz den Menschen, Staatsmann und Kunstler Winston S. Churchill in all seinen Facetten. Und zugleich zeigt er, wie der Churchill-Faktor unser aller Leben pragt. Mit fulminanter Erzahlfreude und einem pointensicheren Gespur fur die erhellende Anekdote schildert Boris Johnson Leben und Charakter des bedeutendsten britischen Staatsmannes des 20. Jahrhunderts (1874 -1965). Fasziniert von der Einmaligkeit, dem Humor und Sprachwitz, dem Abenteurertum, den politischen und literarisch-kunstlerischen Leistungen seines Helden, hat er eine ebenso kenntnisreiche wie hinreiende Liebeserklarung an Winston S. Churchill verfasst. Mit britischer Nonchalance zeigt Johnson, was die Jahrhundertgestalt Churchill jedem von uns heute noch bedeuten kann.

Churchill Factor

Churchill Factor

Author: Boris Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2014

From London's inimitable mayor, Boris Johnson, the story of how Churchill's eccentric genius shaped not only his world but our own.On the fiftieth anniversary of Churchill's death, Boris Johnson celebrates the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrayswith characteristic wit and passiona man of contagious bravery, breathtaking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity.Fearless on the battlefield, Churchill had to be ordered by the king to stay out of action on D-Day; he pioneered aerial bombing and few could match his experience in organizing violence on a colossal scale, yet he hated war and scorned politicians who had not experienced its horrors. He was the most famous journalist of his time and perhaps the greatest orator of all time, despite a lisp and chronic depression he kept at bay by painting. His maneuvering positioned America for entry into World War II, even as it ushered in England's post-war decline. His openmindedness made him a trailblazer in health care, education, and social welfare, though he remained incorrigibly politically incorrect. Most of all, he was a rebuttal to the idea that history is the story of vast and impersonal forces; he is proof that one personintrepid, ingenious, determinedcan make all the difference.

The Spirit of London

The Spirit of London

Author: Boris Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/12/2012

First published as Johnson's Life of London, now released with new material following Jubilee and Olympic celebrations in 2012. This updated history of London shows that the ingenuity, diversity, creativity and enterprise of the city are second to none... London's buildings may be famous, London's history may be lengthy and illustrious, but it is London's people who have given, and continue to give, the city its exuberant and exhilarating profile. London of the Olympic and Jubilee summer displayed Londoners on a world stage, but this is a city which has always lived on the energy and skills of its people, drawn to the capital from all over the country and the world. Boris Johnson shares with us his pleasure at London's vitality and unique character, and selects the people who in his view have contributed so much to the spirit of London - some very famous figures, some more obscure. He includes everyone from the Romans to one of the author's predecessors as mayor, Dick Whittington; from John Wilkes (a strong upholder of the freedom of the press) to J.W. Turner; from Chaucer to Gandhi, and through to modern times.

Johnson's Life of London: The People Who Made the City That Made the World

Johnson's Life of London: The People Who Made the City That Made the World

Author: Boris Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

London is special. For centuries, it has been amongst the greatest cities of the world. But a city is nothing without its people. This sparkling new history of London, told through a relay-race of great Londoners shows in one, personality-packed book that the ingenuity, diversity, creativity and enterprise of London are second to none.Boris Johnson believes that in order to understand London one has to know about its past. The heart and spirit of London lies in its people, in the range of its cultures. Through its diversity and energy, London provides an environment which empowers people to create, the impetus to invent. Boris Johnson's new book explores this cross current of influences between Westminster and the City, between the politicians and the wealth creators, over many centuries .JOHNSON'S LIFE OF LONDON - a fitting tribute of course to one of the greatest Londoners -celebrates many of the characters who have made this city great. Boris's book provides a chronological story of London but is written in the form of a relay race of biographies - some very famous figures, some more obscure. He ranges from the Romans to one of the author's predecessors as mayor, Dick Whittington; from John Wilkes (a strong upholder of the freedom of the press) to J.W. Turner; from Chaucer to Gandhi, and through to modern times.Boris Johnson writes with wit and erudition, providing the reader with delightful insights. The book discovers London as none of us have seen it before and the journey is exhilarating and surprising .

The Dream of Rome

The Dream of Rome

Author: Boris Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/03/2007

Focussing on how the Romans made Europe work as a homogenous civilisation and looking at why we are failing to make the EU work in modern times, this is an authoritative and amusing study from bestselling author Boris Johnson. In addition to his roles as politician, editor, author and television presenter, Boris Johnson is a passionate Roman scholar. The recent `Dream of Rome' TV series saw him travelling throughout the Roman Empire in order to uncover the secrets of the governance of the empire, and the reasons behind why the Romans held such power and prestige for so long. Fiercely interested in Europe and the current issues facing the European Union, Boris Johnson will look at the lessons we could learn from the Romans and how we could apply them to our modern politics. Boris Johnson was the editor of the Spectator, MP for Henley and is now the new Shadow Minister for Education. He writes a column for the Daily Telegraph and lives in London and Oxfordshire with his wife and their children.

Seventy-Two Virgins

Seventy-Two Virgins

Author: Boris Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2005

Seventy-Two Virgins is a comic political novel, with similar appeal to Stephen Fry or Ben Elton, written by one of Britain's most popular politicians. It is Boris Johnson's first novel and was widely acclaimed on publication. The American President, on a State Visit to Britain is giving a major address to a top-level audience in Westminster Hall. Ferocious security - with some difficulties in communication - is provided by a joint force of the United States Secret Service and Scotland Yard. The best sharpshooters from both countries are stationed on the roof of the Parliament buildings. Then a stolen ambulance runs into trouble with the Parking Authorities. A hapless Member of Parliament, having mislaid his crucial pass, is barred from Westminster, his bicycle regarded as a potential lethal weapon. And a man going by the name of Jones, although born in Karachi, successfully slips through the barriers, and whole new ball game starts. Despite the united efforts of the finest security minds, events begin to spin out of control. A remarkable new worldwide reality television show dominates the airwaves. And the most unlikely heroes emerge...

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