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Lukacs, John 1924-

Works: 233 works in 750 publications in 4 languages and 33,256 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Miscellanea  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Interviewee, Creator, Editor, Inventor, Other
Classifications: D750, B
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Five days in London, May 1940 by John Lukacs( Book )
29 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 2,006 libraries worldwide
"The days from May 24 to May 28, 1940, altered the course of the history of this century, as the members of the British War Cabinet debated whether to negotiate with or to continue the war against Hitler. The decisive importance of these five days is the focus of John Lukacs's new book." "Lukacs takes us hour by hour into the critical unfolding of events at 10 Downing Street, where Churchill and the members of his cabinet were painfully considering their war responsibilities. Lukacs also investigates the mood of the British people, drawing on newspaper and Mass-Observation reports that show how the citizenry, though only partly informed about the dangers that faced them, nevertheless began to support Churchill's determination to stand fast."--BOOK JACKET
Churchill : visionary, statesman, historian by John Lukacs( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,940 libraries worldwide
"John Lukacs has spent a lifetime considering the complex personality and statesmanship of Winston Churchill. In previous books Lukacs told the story of Churchill's titanic struggle with Adolf Hitler in the early days of World War II. Now, in Churchill: Visionary. Statesman. Historian., he turns his attention to Churchill the man and visionary statesman."
The Hitler of history by John Lukacs( Book )
29 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,597 libraries worldwide
Since 1945 there have been more than one hundred biographies of Hitler, and countless other books on him and the Third Reich. What happens when so many people reinterpret the life of a single individual? Dangerously, the cumulative portrait that begins to emerge can suggest the face of a mythic antihero whose crimes and errors blur behind an aura of power and conquest. By reversing the process, by making Hitler's biographers - rather than Hitler himself - the subject of inquiry, Lukacs reveals the contradictions that take us back to the true Hitler of history. Like an attorney, Lukacs puts the biographies on trial. He gives a masterly account of all the major works and of the personalities, methods, and careers of the biographers (one cannot separate the historian from his history, particularly in this arena); he looks at what is still not known (and probably never will be) about Hitler; he considers various crucial aspects of the real Hitler; and he shows how different biographers have either advanced our understanding or gone off track
The last European war, September 1939/December 1941 by John Lukacs( Book )
19 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,543 libraries worldwide
At the end of an age by John Lukacs( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,286 libraries worldwide
"At the End of an Age is a reflection on the nature of historical and scientific knowledge. Of extraordinary philosophical, religious, and historical scope, it is the product of a great historian's lifetime of thought on the subject of his discipline and the human condition. While running counter to most of the accepted ideas and doctrines of our time, it offers a compelling framework for understanding history, science, and man's capacity for self-knowledge." "In this work, John Lukacs describes how we in the Western world have now been living through the ending of an entire historical age that began in Western Europe about five hundred years ago. Unlike people during the ending of the Middle Ages or the Roman empire, we can know where we are. But how and what is it that we know?"--BOOK JACKET
Democracy and populism : fear & hatred by John Lukacs( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,195 libraries worldwide
"This intensely interesting-and troubling-book is the product of a lifetime of reflection and study of democracy. In it, John Lukacs addresses the questions of how our democracy has changed and why we have become vulnerable to the shallowest possible demagoguery. Lukacs contrasts the political systems, movements, and ideologies that have bedeviled the twentieth century: democracy, Liberalism, nationalism, fascism, Bolshevism, National Socialism, populism. Reflecting on American democracy, Lukacs describes its evolution from the eighteenth century to its current form-a dangerous and possibly irreversible populism. This involves, among other things, the predominance of popular sentiment over what used to be public opinion. This devolution has happened through the gigantic machinery of publicity, substituting propaganda-and entertainment-for knowledge, and ideology for a sense of history. It is a kind of populism that relies on nationalism and militarism to hold society together. Lukacs's observations are original, biting, timely, sure to inspire lively debate about the precarious state of American democracy today."
June 1941 : Hitler and Stalin by John Lukacs( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,171 libraries worldwide
This new portrait of two great leaders confronting each other in June 1941 describes Hitler and Stalin's strange, calculating, and miscalculating relationship before the German invasion of Soviet Russia, with its gigantic (and unintended) consequences. Lukas questions many long-held beliefs. He suggests, for example, that among other things Hitler's first purpose involved England: if Stalin's Communist Russia were to be defeated, Hitler's Third Reich would be well-nigh invincible, and the British and American peoples would be forced to rethink the war against Hitler. Lukas presents evidence that Hitler (rather than his generals) had moments of dark foreboding before the invasion. Stalin could not, because he wished not, believe that Hitler would choose the risk of a two-front war by attacking him; he was stunned and shocked and came close to a breakdown. But he recovered, grew into a statesman, and eventually became a prime victor of the Second World War.--From publisher description
The end of the twentieth century and the end of the modern age by John Lukacs( Book )
8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,138 libraries worldwide
Examines the twentieth century, where society is today, how it got there, and where it is headed
The duel : 10 May-31 July 1940 : the eighty-day struggle between Churchill and Hitler by John Lukacs( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 1,091 libraries worldwide
Offers an account of how close England came to losing the war
Outgrowing democracy : a history of the United States in the twentieth century by John Lukacs( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 923 libraries worldwide
Five days in London, May 1940 by John Lukacs( Computer File )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 920 libraries worldwide
The days from May 24 to May 28, 1940 altered the course of history of this century, as the members of the British War Cabinet debated whether to negotiate with Hitler or to continue the war. The decisive importance of these five days is the focus of John Lukac's magisterial new book. Lukacs takes us hour by hour into the critical unfolding of events at 10 Downing Street, where Churchill and the members of his cabinet were painfully considering their war responsibilities. We see how the military disasters taking place on the Continent--particularly the plight of the nearly 400,000 British soldiers bottled up in Dunkirk--affected Churchill's fragile political situation, for he had been prime minister only a fortnight and was regarded as impetuous and hotheaded even by many of his own party
A new history of the cold war by John Lukacs( Book )
15 editions published between 1962 and 1968 in English and held by 911 libraries worldwide
Historical consciousness; or, The remembered past by John Lukacs( Book )
11 editions published between 1968 and 1988 in English and held by 910 libraries worldwide
The role of historical factors over the past three centuries
1945, year zero by John Lukacs( Book )
8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 896 libraries worldwide
George Kennan : a study of character by John Lukacs( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 892 libraries worldwide
"A man of impressive mental powers, of extraordinary intellectual range, and - last, but not least, - of exceptional integrity, George Frost Kennan (1904-2005) was an adviser to presidents and secretaries of state, with a decisive role in the history of this country (and of the entire world) for a few crucial years in the 1940s, after which he was made to retire; but then he became a scholar who wrote seventeen books, scores of essays and articles, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir. He also wrote remarkable public lectures and many thousands of incisive letters, laying down his pen only in the hundredth year of his life." "Having risen within the American Foreign Service and been posted to various European capitals, twice to Moscow, Kennan in 1946 was called back to Washington, where he helped to inspire the Truman Doctrine and draft the Marshall Plan. Among other things, he wrote the "X" or "Containment" article, for which he became world famous - an article which he regarded as not very important and liable to misreading. John Lukacs describes the development and the essence of Kennan's thinking; the - perhaps unavoidable - misinterpretations of his advocacies; his self-imposed task as a leading realist critic during the Cold War; and the importance of his work as a historian during the second half of his long life."--BOOK JACKET
A history of the Cold War by John Lukacs( Book )
20 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 874 libraries worldwide
Description and analysis of the two great protagonists, and history of their relationships during 1945-1960
Budapest 1900 : a historical portrait of a city and its culture by John Lukacs( Book )
22 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 872 libraries worldwide
A thread of years by John Lukacs( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 835 libraries worldwide
In a series of fictionalized vignettes, the author presents the life of a man named Kensington through which he shows "the decline of Anglo-American civilization and of the ideal of the gentleman." Each essay for each year from 1901 to 1969 is followed "by a short dialogue in which the author argues with an alter ego over why he has chosen to develop a given scenario in that particular year and what its significance might be."--Jacket
The legacy of the Second World War by John Lukacs( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 796 libraries worldwide
Addresses the perplexing and often overlooked questions about World War II, revealing the ways in which the war and its legacy still touch lives today
Blood, toil, tears, and sweat : the dire warning by John Lukacs( Book )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 707 libraries worldwide
""I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this government: 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.'"" "On May 13th, 1940, Winston Churchill stood before the House of Commons to deliver his first speech as Prime Minister. Three days earlier Germany had invaded Holland, Belgium and France. Meeting only with feeble resistance, Hitler's armies were sweeping westward. Neville Chamberlain had been pressed to resign, and Churchill succeeded him." "When Churchill rose to address the House of Commons on May 13th he had little support from the Conservative Party. "I have never believed in him," wrote one MP. Another described Churchill as a "disaster." Most of his own Conservative Party had applauded not Churchill but Chamberlain when the latter entered the hall. Churchill's speech received no overwhelming applause. It was not broadcast to the nation that night." "In Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat, the eminent historian and master storyteller John Lukacs describes and discusses this extraordinary and - at the time - little appreciated speech. Churchill's rhetoric, he argues, emanated from his vision of history which defined his leadership throughout the war. For Churchill recognized, far earlier than most, the power of Adolph Hitler, and the strength of the German military. "I hope it is not too late," Churchill had confided to his bodyguard on May 10th. "I am very much afraid that it is," He added: "We can only do our best."" "Churchill made no promises in his speech. He knew he had none to make. And yet he would and did rally England. For Churchill - and Churchill alone - understood what was at stake: the fate not only of his nation, but of civilization itself."--Jacket
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Alternative Names
Lukāčs, Džons, 1924-
Lukács, János, 1924-
Lukács, János Albert, 1924-
Lukacs, John
Lukacs, John, 1923-
Lukacs, John A.
Lukacs, John A., 1923-
Lukacs, John A., 1924-
Lukacs, John A. (John Adalbert), 1923-
Lukacs, John A. (John Adalbert), 1924-
Lukacs, John Adalbert, 1923-
Lukacs, John Adalbert, 1924-
Lukas, John A.
Lukats, Tzon 1924-
Rukāchi, Jon 1924-
Лукач, Джон, 1924-
ルカーチ, ジョン
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