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History and the Human Condition: A Historian's Pursuit of Knowledge (Hardback)
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History and the Human Condition: A Historian's Pursuit of Knowledge (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 30/03/2013
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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.'

Publisher: ISI Books
ISBN: 9781610170659
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"One of the more incisive historians of the twentieth century."
--"Washington Times"

"[A] master historian."
--"Historically Speaking"

"One of the outstanding historians of the generation and, indeed, of our time."
--Jacques Barzun, author of "From Dawn to Decadence"

"John Lukacs is inimitable; no other elder of our profession can handle such a variety of problems, persons, and episodes with a touch so personal and an intelligence so profound."
--Geoffrey Best, author of "Churchill: A Study in Greatness"


"One of the most powerful, as well as one of the most learned, minds of the century."
--Conor Cruise O'Brien, author of "The Great Melody: A Thematic Biography of Edmund Burke"

"In a field dominated by ideologues who view human beings as simply cogs in the great historical machine, Lukacs restores man to his central place in history and reminds us of the grave moral responsibilities that accompany our free will."
--Scott P. Richert, executive editor of "Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture"

"John Lukacs is an original. . . . He is a marvelously agile writer who provides the reader great pleasure while he takes him plumbing for the truth."
--Witold Rybczynski, author of "Home: A Short History of an Idea"


One of the more incisive historians of the twentieth century.
"Washington Times"

[A] master historian.
"Historically Speaking"

One of the outstanding historians of the generation and, indeed, of our time.
Jacques Barzun, author of "From Dawn to Decadence"

John Lukacs is inimitable; no other elder of our profession can handle such a variety of problems, persons, and episodes with a touch so personal and an intelligence so profound.
Geoffrey Best, author of "Churchill: A Study in Greatness""


One of the most powerful, as well as one of the most learned, minds of the century.
Conor Cruise O Brien, author of "The Great Melody: A Thematic Biography of Edmund Burke"

In a field dominated by ideologues who view human beings as simply cogs in the great historical machine, Lukacs restores man to his central place in history and reminds us of the grave moral responsibilities that accompany our free will.
Scott P. Richert, executive editor of "Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture"

John Lukacs is an original. . . . He is a marvelously agile writer who provides the reader great pleasure while he takes him plumbing for the truth.
Witold Rybczynski, author of "Home: A Short History of an Idea""

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