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History and the human condition : a historian's pursuit of knowledge

Author: John Lukacs
Publisher: Wilmington, DE : Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In what is likely to be the final word from one of the most accomplished historians of our time, History and the Human Condition presents John Lukacs's profound reflections on the very nature of history, the role of the historian, the limits of knowledge, and more. Guiding us on a quest for knowledge, Lukacs ranges far and wide over the past two centuries. The pursuit takes us from Alexis de Tocqueville to the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Lukacs
ISBN: 9781610170659 1610170652
OCLC Number: 768168557
Description: xi, 233 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: History as literature --
American "exceptionalism" --
The Germans' two wars : Heisenberg and Bohr --
Necessary evil --
The origins of the Cold War --
The vital center did not hold --
A Tocqueville tide --
The world around me : my adopted country.
Responsibility: John Lukacs.

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"In what is likely to be the final word from one of the most accomplished historians of our time, History and the Human Condition presents John Lukacs's profound reflections on the very nature of history, the role of the historian, the limits of knowledge, and more. Guiding us on a quest for knowledge, Lukacs ranges far and wide over the past two centuries. The pursuit takes us from Alexis de Tocqueville to the atomic bomb, from the American frontier to the Cold War, from Hitler to Heisenberg. As an added bonus, this book features a complete bibliography of Lukacs's writings. Readers of History and the Human Condition will cherish this fascinating work by the man the Washington Times calls "one of the more incisive historians of the twentieth century."--

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