Confessions of an original sinner

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Ticknor & Fields, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 328 pages
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This thought-provoking journey takes readers from the Hungary of the 1930s and the ravaged Budapest of World War II to Lukacs's discovery of the New World, his forays into the intellectual life of New York City, and finally his settling in Philadelphia.

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User Review  - Helen - Goodreads

I'm related to the author, so I make no claims at objectivity. It's a reactionary, contrarian polemic which is sometimes hilarious (see his hatred of Star Wars) and often quite brilliant. Read full review

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User Review  - Kim Shankman - Goodreads

He has had an amazing life, from a Hungarian concentration camp to historian in rural Pennsylvania. This book is full of interesting and idiosyncratic reflections and insights. Read full review


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About the author (1990)

John Lukacs is an internationally read and praised historian, the author of more than twenty books, a winner of prizes, past president-elect of the American Catholic Historical Association, and member of the Royal Historical Society of the United Kingdom.

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