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1945: Year Zero

1945: Year Zero

By John Lukacs

Doubleday, 1978, 314 pp.

A very personal history, centering on the great leaders of the year 1945 and on the author, then a young Hungarian and witness to history. He is consistently and provocatively critical of what he takes to have been the sole American ideology, a kind of routine liberalism. Idiosyncratic, informative, unconventional and highly readable.