Search Results: "John Lukacs"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"A richly readable and authoritative addition to the literature of wine."
Noted American oenophile Lukacs (English/Loyola Univ. Maryland; The Great Wines of America: The Top Forty Vintners, Vineyards, and Vintages, 2005, etc.) tells the story of wine over eight millenniums and around the globe. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN VINTAGE by Paul Lukacs
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2000

"There is currently a debate in wine circles about whether all bottles of wine need to breathe. But there is little debate that American winemaking history has had sufficient aeration—with the result that the subject is getting flat."
The history of American winemaking, by now pretty well-turned ground, gets a further spading from Washington Times wine columnist Lukacs. Read full book review >

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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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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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