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    George Kennan: A Study of Character

    John Lukacs talked about his biography, George Kennan: A Study of Character, published by Yale University Press. Lukacs recounted the life of diplomat and historian George Kennan (1904-2005) who…

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    Ten Years After the Cold War

    Mr. Buckley and Senator Moynihan talked about the Cold War, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and how the Cold War had shaped current relations with Russia. Following their remarks they…

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    The Legacy of the Second World War

    John Lukacs, historian and author of over thirty books, addresses questions about World War II that remain for him sixty-five years after the end of the war. Among several topics, Mr. Lukacs…

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    Last Rites

    John Lukacs talked about his book Last Rites (Yale University Press; February 24, 2009). Historian John Lukacs called the book an “auto-history,” a developing history of his thoughts and…

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    Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat

    Historian John Lukacs talked about his book, Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat: The Dire Warning - Churchill’s First Speech as Prime Minister, published by Basic Books. Mr. Lucas spoke about why he chose to…

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    Five Days in London: May 1940

    John Lukacs talked about his book, Five Days in London: May 1940, published by Yale University Press. The book focuses on Winston Churchill’s pivotal role in World War II. Mr. Lukacs talked…

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    History and Biography Panel

    Panelists discussed writing biographies and history, focusing on the relationship between the two. Following prepared remarks, the panelists responded to questions and comments from the…

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    The Hitler of History

    John Lukacs talked about his book, The Hitler of History, published by Alfred A. Knopf. The book is a series of essays which examine the myriad questions about Hitler’s life and rise to…

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    Churchill

    John Lukacs discussed his biography Churchill: Visionary, Statesman, Historian, published by Yale University Press. It is his assessment of Winston Churchill’s abilities as both a statesman and…

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    Democracy and Populism: Fear and Hatred

    Mr. Lukacs talked about his book Democracy and Populism: Fear and Hatred, published by Yale University Press. He described the current state of American democracy, warning that the U.S.…

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    Lipstadt/Irving Libel Trial

    Book TV presented a look at the 2000 libel trial between World War II writer David Irving and Emory University professor Deborah Lipstadt. Dr. Lipstadt’s latest book, History on Trial,…

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    At The End of An Age

    Mr. Lukacs described how the western world is now living through the end of a modern historical period in his latest book The End of an Age, published by Yale University Press. It’s a reflection…

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    In Depth with John Lukacs

    Author and historian John Lukacs discussed his body of work, including numerous books on twentieth century European and military history. He also responded to audience telephone calls,…

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    Thread of Years

    Mr. Lukacs discussed his book Thread of Years which focused on twentieth century America through the eyes of a fictional character.

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