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John Lukacs (1924–2019)

Author of Five Days in London: May 1940

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John Lukacs was born Janos Adalbert Lukacs in Budapest, Hungry on January 31, 1924. His father was Catholic and his mother was Jewish. He received an advanced degree in history from the University of Budapest. Although he was a practicing Catholic, he was considered Jewish enough to be conscripted into an army labor battalion when the Nazis occupied Hungary. He deserted in late 1944. When things did not improve under Soviet occupation and a Communist government, he fled illegally to the United States in July 1946. He was hired as a part-time lecturer in history at Columbia University to accommodate an influx of returning veterans. In 1947, he was hired by Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia to teach full time. He taught there for 47 years, retiring in 1994. He wrote numerous books including The Last European War; Confessions of an Original Sinner; The Duel: The Eighty-Day Struggle Between Churchill and Hitler; The Hitler of History; A Student's Guide to the Study of History; Churchill: Visionary. Statesman. Historian.; At the End of an Age; George Kennan: A Study of Character; and A Short History of the Twentieth Century. He died from heart failure on May 6, 2019 at the age of 95. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Five Days in London: May 1940… (more)
Five Days in London: May 1940 863 copies, 20 reviews
The Hitler of History 230 copies, 4 reviews
June 1941: Hitler and Stalin 176 copies, 2 reviews
The Future of History 74 copies, 1 review
Last Rites 39 copies
The Old Regime and the French Revolution (Translator, some editions) 1,309 copies, 7 reviews
The siege of Budapest (Foreword, some editions) 147 copies, 2 reviews
The European Revolution & Correspondence with Gobineau (Editor, some editions; Translator, some editions) 25 copies, 1 review
The New Salmagundi Reader (Contributor) 3 copies

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