History And The Human Condition: A Historian's Pursuit Of Knowledge

October 12, 2020|
History And The Human Condition: A Historian's Pursuit Of Knowledge by John Lukacs
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“This the best introduction to the historical craft of John Lukacs . . . one of the true creative geniuses of his profession.”
The American Conservative
 
In a career spanning more than sixty-five years, John Lukacs (1924–2019) established himself as one of our most accomplished historians. In History and the Human Condition, Lukacs offers his 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 American “exceptionalism” to Nazi expansionism, from the closing of the American frontier to the passing of the modern age.

Lukacs’s insights about the past have important implications for the present and future. In chronicling the twentieth-century decline of liberalism and rise of conservatism, for example, he forces us to rethink the terms of the liberal-versus-conservative debate—and what true conservatism is.

Lukacs concludes by shifting his gaze from the broad currents of history to the world immediately around him. His reflections on his home, his town, his career, and his experiences as an immigrant to the United States illuminate deeper truths about America, the challenges of modernity, the sense of displacement that increasingly characterizes twenty-first-century life, and much more. Moving and insightful, this closing section masterfully displays how right Lukacs was that history, at its best, is personal and participatory.

History and the Human Condition is John Lukacs’s final word on the great themes that defined him as a historian and a writer.
 
“Lukacs has created a body of work unmatched by any American historian of the 20th (let alone 21st) century.”Chronicles
 
“One of the more incisive historians of the twentieth century.” Washington Times
 
“One of the outstanding historians of the generation and, indeed, of our time.”Jacques Barzun, author of From Dawn to Decadence
John Lukacs (1924–2019) wrote more than thirty works of history, including Five Days in London, Historical Consciousness, Confessions of an Original Sinner, The Legacy of the Second World War, and The Future of History.
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Title:History And The Human Condition: A Historian's Pursuit Of Knowledge
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:240 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Published:October 12, 2020
Publisher:Isi Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781610171625

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