John Lukacs was born in Hungary and came to the United States in 1946. Now emeritus, he was a visiting professor at various universities. The recipient of the 1991 Ingersoll Prize, he is the author of over 18 books. Broad Street Review calls him 'the best-known historian in Pennsylvania, and one of the few historians with a national and international reputation beyond narrow academic circles.' He lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
On May 13, 1940, Winston Churchill stood before the House of Commons to deliver his first speech as prime minister. Europe was in crisis: three days earlier, Germany had invaded France and the Low Countries. Facing only feeble resistance, Hitler’s armie...[SEE MORE]