John Lukacs Biography

John Lukacs

Born: 1/31/1924
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Praised by critics as a historian who has the literary talents of a novelist, John Lukacs is the author of more than 20 books, including The Hitler of History (1997), in which Lukacs studies German Chancellor Adolf Hitler's life by examining the more than one hundred biographies written about him. A recipient of the Ingersoll Prize, his other books include The Great Powers and Eastern Europe (1954), A History of the Cold War (1961), Outgrowing Democracy: A Historical Interpretation of the U.S. in the 20th Century (1984), and The Duel (Hitler vs. Churchill 10 May–31 August 1940) (1991). Lukacs served from 1947–94 as professor of history at Chestnut Hill College, and as its department chair from 1947–74.He also served as a visiting professor at many universities, including Columbia, Princeton, Johns Hopkins University, and at the University of Budapest in his native Hungary.

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