Paul Atreides (Dune) Paul Atreides is a major character in Frank Herbert’s hugely successful sci-fi Dune series. He is a kind of superhuman messiah of the new universal religion who is so deified by his followers that they will go blindly anywhere he leads. He beats overwhelming odds with his extraordinary powers, and eventually ascends to emperor, oppressing all rebellion. Ultimately, he chooses the path of a transformational opting out of his manifest destiny, and lays the way for his son to take his place. Herbert has said that the work was a caveat against our tendency to let someone else do the thinking for us, but when it is someone who looks like a young Kyle McLachlan, that’s all right by us.
Paul Lahote (Twilight Series) Paul is the bad boy of werewolves in Stephanie Meyers’ over-the-top Twilight vampire series. He has a lively temper that has endangered Bella, and he is the sworn enemy of the vampires led by Edward. This propensity toward violence is the cause of his often shifting form from human to wolf. Even though he eventually begins to get his volatility under control, we hope he doesn’t ever do a full 180 degree turn. You know what they say about bad boys – we all love them!
Paul Pennyfeather (Decline and Fall) Paul Pennyfeather is the main character in Evelyn Waugh’s first published novel, Decline and Fall, published in 1928. This is a rollicking, satirical lampoon of British society in the 1920s, wherein our hapless hero is kicked out of Oxford, which gets him disinherited, which leads to a job as a teacher in a second-rate boys’ school, which gets him engaged to the mother of one of his pupils, which gets him imprisoned for his unwitting involvement in her nefarious doings, and which finally sees him escaped out of prison and restored to a semblance of normalcy. And he is thoroughly likeable throughout all this!
Paul Proteus (Player Piano) Paul Proteus iIs the protagonist of Kurt Vonnegut’s first novel, Player Piano, published in 1952, and excoriating the ills of over-mechanization in the modern world, with its tendency to polarize the classes. Our Paul is caught in the middle, poised for future wealth and success, but torn by a desire to join the rebelling members of society who wish to secure a more humane future. He struggles to ensure the validity of his leanings and to come to terms with the dichotomy between a life of ease and comfort and a life of purpose, and in so doing, plays out a drama that countless others have suffered through.
Me and Paul - a song by Waylon Jennings
Me and Paul - a song by Willie Nelson
Paul - a song by Eminem [explicit]
Paul Revere - a song by The Beastie Boys
Paul Rosenberg - a song by Eminem [explicit]
A Picture Book of Paul Revere (David A. Adler) - He was a silversmith and soldier before his famous ride to Lexington. Recommended for ages 4-8.
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? (Jean Fritz) - Everyone knows about Paul Revere's midnight ride. But not everyone knows the harrowing details and narrow escapes that occurred along the way. This timeless and witty book highlights little-known facts about patriot Paul Revere. Recommended for ages 9-12.
John, Paul, George & Ben (Lane Smith) - In the stories within, bold-schoolboy John (Hancock) writes his name so large on the blackboard that his exasperated teacher remarks, "We don't need to read it from space." Similarly, loudmouthed Paul (Revere) embarrasses a lady who comes into his shop to buy extra-large underwear; honest George (Washington) admits to chopping down an entire orchard; clever Ben (Franklin) annoys the neighbors with his platitudes; and independent Tom (Jefferson) presents a list of grievances to his teacher. The time comes, though, when their traits are valuable to the revolutionary cause. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Paul Bunyan 20th Anniversary Edition (Steven Kellogg) - Do you know how the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River were first formed? How about the Great Plains and the Grand Canyon? Some people think these wonders were established by the forces of nature, but those folks clearly haven't heard of Paul Bunyan, the "strongest, smartest, and tallest hero of the tallest of American tall tales." Paul and his pal, Babe the Blue Ox, were responsible for creating all these geographic features as they worked their way west with their unusual lumber crew. Paul's adventures begin when he is just a baby (who can lift a cow over his head) and continue as he grows into the biggest lumberjack in the world. All the basic stories about Paul Bunyan are here in this rollicking tale, as well as a few inventive incidents added by author and illustrator Steven Kellogg. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Paul Bunyan: My Story (David L. Harrison) - WHOOOOOEEEEE! THAT PAUL Bunyan sure knows how to tell a story. The mammoth, mythic lumberjack tells the tallest tales about growing up, making friends, and working in the great North Woods as the biggest, best, and strongest lumberjack the world has ever seen. Told in simple, unaffected first-person narrative, this Step 3 reader is the perfect way to introduce young readers to tall tales. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Paul Revere's Ride (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) - "Listen, my children, and you shall hear / Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere ..." So begins one of the most stirring poems in American literature. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote "Paul Revere's Ride" in 1861, nearly 100 years after the actual midnight ride that began on April 18, in 1775. The poem creates a suspenseful story as American colonist Paul Revere decides with his friend Robert Newman and others to avert a British attack on Concord, Massachusetts. The British had come from Boston in search of the colonists' arms supply. What Revere and his friends didn't know was whether the Redcoats would come by land (around the mouth of the Charles River) or by sea (across the river). Newman spotted the British "by sea" and signaled from the Old North Church tower to Revere, who was "Ready to ride and spread the alarm/Through every Middlesex village and farm,/For the country folk to be up and to arm." And, by morning, the country folk were ready, indeed. "Chasing the red-coats down the lane,/Then crossing the fields to emerge again/Under the trees at the turn of the road,/And only pausing to fire and load." This battle, the first of the American Revolution, drove the British back to Boston. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Paul Thurlby's Alphabet (Paul Thurlby) - Discover an alphabet like no other! In his first picture book, graphic artist Paul Thurlby presents a stunning alphabet that helps to make the shape of each letter memorable. From an awesome A to a zippy Z, this is the perfect ABC book for the young and hip. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Paul - Paul McCartney (musician); Paul Simon (musician); Paul Newman (actor); Paul Hewson (musician known as "Bono"); Paul Anka (singer); Paul Allen (co-founder of Microsoft); Paul Shaffer (musician); Paul Reiser (actor); Paul Revere (American hero); Paul Runyan (golfer); Paul Rudd (actor)
Famous People who Named their Son Paul - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Paul.