Search Results: "John D. Lukacs"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"A fast-moving, real-life escape story, and an unexpected chronicle of a fight against censorship."
Sports and military historian Lukacs tells the story of the only successful escape of a group of POWs from a Japanese prison camp during World War II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 1993

"A fin de siäcle appreciation that, for all its idiosyncratic analyses, affords much insight."
A potpourri of pronouncements on latter-day America and Europe from a commentator who's at pains to stress: ``I am a historian, not a prophet.'' Commingling entries from a journal kept during trips to and from the Continent in recent years, Hungarian emigrÇ Lukacs (The Duel, 1991; Confessions of an Original Sinner, 1990, etc.) offers provocative perspectives on the West's past as well as present. Read full book review >

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A THREAD OF YEARS by John Lukacs
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Lukacs has given us some exotic ruminations that are not quite history, not quite fiction, together with many debatable observations, amounting in all to an often tedious literary exercise."
In a series of 69 brief "vignettes," which portray events in the life and milieu of a fictitious individual from Philadelphia, prolific historian Lukacs (The Hitler of History, 1997, etc.) seeks to portray the decline of the once-regnant Anglo-American civilization and "the ideal of the gentleman." Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 28, 1990

In this beautifully written narrative history, Hungarian-born historian Lukacs (Confessions of an Original Sinner, 1989, etc.) follows the momentous 80 days when Hitler seemed on the verge of absolute victory in Europe, and Britain on the edge of extinction. Read full book review >

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THE HITLER OF HISTORY by John Lukacs
Released: Sept. 24, 1997

"A valuable contribution that will continue to remind us how central Hitler was to the history of the 20th century. (History Book Club selection)"
A unique study of Hitler through his many biographers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"Potent, absorbing reflections on past and present."
In a group of atmospheric essays written over a 40-year span, the eminent historian (The End of the Twentieth Century, 1992, etc.) reflects eloquently on his ``brushes with history'' in Europe and America. Read full book review >

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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by John Lukacs
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A masterpiece of concision and a marvel of clear, controlled prose, a quality lacking in much academic writing."
Compressed history as sharp and provocative as it is short. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1997

"A simple but illuminating exposition."
By distinguished diplomat and Cold War policy architect Kennan (At the Century's Ending, 1996, etc.) with some input from historian Lukacs (The End of the Twentieth Century, 1993), some brief ruminations on the evolution of America's containment policy in the early years of the Cold War. Read full book review >

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WHITE ASHES by John D. Moulton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2015

"A long but laudable tale that deftly blends a love story with all the goodies of crime fiction."
A debut thriller tells the story of a young couple in the 1960s whose romance inadvertently stirs up an unsavory past and a few dangerous individuals. Read full book review >

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PAINTING WITH O'KEEFFE by John D. Poling
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Although Poling provides an unusually intimate glimpse of O'Keeffe at work, his book is less about her than it is about him and how betrayed he felt when she refused to acknowledge his assistance. (11 b&w photos, not seen)"
A small, disturbing snapshot of a book about Georgia O'Keeffe, written by a man who worked as her studio assistant for two summers and helped her complete several paintings. Read full book review >

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QUICK RED FOX by John D. MacDonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 11, 1974

"The story's not all that much (it's one of the early ones) but for many people McGee's sunburned macho is very operative however much you suspect it's only mantan."
. . . who has to jump is a motion picture star who has bought, and bought, and bought up some skin candids which could destroy her altogether. Read full book review >

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DON'T BE A STRANGER by John D. Nesbitt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"Nesbitt (Across the Cheyenne River, 2014, etc.) spins a leisurely sagebrush romance with the mystery crowded into the closing chapters, after the serious gunplay has already begun."
A suspiciously low cattle count is the least of the problems for Lawrence Elwood and his fellow cowpunchers—or, as they may well be, rustlers—at the Crown Butte Ranch. Read full book review >