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"Remembered Past is a monumental book, and a monumental tribute to a great historian of our age or of any age."
"John Lukacs is an original. His opinions, whether on Winston Churchill, Tom Wolfe, or Alexis de Tocqueville, are stimulating, infuriating, profound, never dull. He is a marvelously agile writer who provides the reader great pleasure while he takes him plumbing for the truth."
"John Lukacs, a premier intellectual and a historian of enviable breadth and depth, is as wise, witty, and penetrating as he is sometimes infuriating. With clarity, grace, and power, he illuminates the course of modern history, while he disposes of the cant, fads, and silliness that mark much of today's historical writing."
“It was about time that a John Lukacs Reader should be brought out, to show the public the range and depth of this great living historian’s contribution to knowledge, his importance as a thinker and attractiveness as a narrator of events. The editors’ generous selection of types of work and subjects warrants changing Reader to Treasury.”
“Remembered Past: John Lukacs on History, Historians, and Historical KnowledgeA Reader is an indispensable volume for the student of John Lukacs's thoughtand, more broadly, for any student of history. These collected essays and reviews are as relevant today as they were when first publishedindeed, in some cases, even more so. 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.”
“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.”
"The prolific Lukacs will probably be remembered as a critic of historical method as well as a historian of World War II and the Cold War, and this collection of various essays, reviews, and book chapters is indispensable to anyone wanting a strong and well-supported opinion on significant controversy in the field."
"ISI Books has done the world of humane letters an invaluable service in publishing this amazingly rich selection from the writings of John Lukacs—certainly one of the most eloquent and thoughtful historians of the last one hundred years."
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