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Congdon, Lee 1939-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 76 publications in 5 languages and 1,922 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Printer
Classifications: B4815.L84, 199.439
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Most widely held works by Lee Congdon
The young Lukács by Lee Congdon( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exile and social thought : Hungarian intellectuals in Germany and Austria, 1919-1933 by Lee Congdon( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embroiled in the political events surrounding World War I and the failed Hungarian revolutions of 1918-19, a number of intellectuals fled Hungary for Germany and Austria, where they essentially created Weimar culture. Among them were Georg Lukács, whose History and Class Consciousness recast Marxism and challenged even those who repudiated its politics; Bela Balázs, who pioneered film theory and collaborated with film-makers G.W. Pabst, Leni Riefenstahl, and Alexander Korda; László Moholy-Nagy, who codirected the Bauhaus during its heyday in the mid-1920s; and Karl Mannheim, whose Ideology
Seeing red : Hungarian intellectuals in exile and the challenge of communism by Lee Congdon( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seeing Red argues that the great debate over Communism was at the crux of the lives and thought of the Hungarian intellectuals in exile. In some cases, disagreements about Communism strained personal relationships to the breaking point. Communism, these thinkers recognized, both raised and answered questions that went to the heart of what it means to be human. Interpreting the experience of two generations, Congdon illuminates the ideas of Hungarian emigre intellectuals in the context of the modern crisis of belief."--Jacket
1956, the Hungarian revolution and war for independence( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and French and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Kennan : a writing life by Lee Congdon( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There were two George F. Kennans. The first was the well-known diplomat and ambassador to the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia-a tough political realist and man of the world who gained fame as the theorist of America's Cold War "containment" strategy. This was a "persona" that Kennan adopted in order to carry out his professional responsibilities. The second, largely unknown, but real George Kennan was a writer and aesthete-a shy, lonely man who felt alienated from both his country and his times, and a man who made major contributions to American literature. Thus argues Lee Congdon in George Kennan: A Writing Life, a groundbreaking study of Kennan's life and thought. Congdon narrates Kennan's legendary work in the foreign service, his later career as a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, and the schools of thought to which he made significant contributions: political realism, antidemocratic social and political criticism, Spenglerian gloom, and conservative cultural analysis. Congdon concludes that notwithstanding his great accomplishments as a diplomat and geopolitical strategist, Kennan merits consideration above all else as an original and penetrating American writer
The ideas of the Hungarian revolution, suppressed and victorious, 1956-1999( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milovan Djilas, the Yugoslav writer, poet and statesman, predicted that the Hungarian Revolution would be the beginning of the end of the Soviet Empire. Raymond Aron prophesied that 1956 was even in its defeat a victory. This book tests their vision
Baseball and memory : winning, losing, and the remembrance of things past by Lee Congdon( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this historical/philosophical reflection, Lee Congdon writes of the ways in which baseball spurs memory. This is particularly important at a time when many Americans suffer from a form of amnesia that renders them defenseless in the face of concerted efforts to seize possession of the past. "Who controls the past controls the future," George Orwell wrote in Nineteen Eighty-Four, "who controls the present controls the past." Baseball can, and does, stand in the way of those whose ambition it is to gain and maintain power by pretending that memory cannot be trusted; what was once thought to be "the past" was merely a fiction that served the interests of a ruling class. This, Congdon argues, is asself-serving as it is untrue. Memory can play tricks on us, but, supported as it often is by confirming evidence, it alone can tell us who we are - and more. When we remember important moments and players from the game's past, we soon discover that they are inextricably intertwined with particular eras in our common history: Babe Ruth and the Jazz Age, Joe DiMaggio and the country at war, Willie Mays and the 1950s. In often revelatory ways, those eras come alive again, and as a result we gain greater self-understanding, as individuals and as a people. Although he draws upon the entire history of baseball, Congdon focuses primarily on the decade of the 1950s because he believes it to have been the game's golden age - and a far better time in the nation's history than Americans have been taught to think. Baseball's continual invitation to communal remembrance can, he concludes, help us to avoid the fate reserved for those who forget"--
The opinions of non-Hungarian personalities on the Hungarian Revolution of 1956( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the "Hungarian wasteland" : a study in the ideology of national regeneration, 1900-1919 by Lee Congdon( )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Magyar forradalom eszméi : eltiprásuk és győzelmük (1956-1999)( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Hungarian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1956: the Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Lukács, Georg: Soul and form. - New York : Columbia University, 2010 by Lee Congdon( )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exile and social thought by Lee Congdon( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Heinrich Moldenschardt 1839 - 1891 : stilvolle Architektur in Schleswig-Holstein. - 1. Aufl. - Heide : Boyens, 2009 by Lee Congdon( )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1956 : the Hungarian revolution and the war for independence( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Gass, or, The literature of hate by Lee Congdon( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1956: The Hungarian revolution and war for indepedence( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the "Hungarian wasteland" : a study in the ideology of national regeneration, 1909-1919 by Lee Congdon( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The moralist as social thinker, ozkar jaszi in hungary, 1900-1919 by Lee Congdon( )

in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Further observations on the practice of vaccination by Richard Dunning( Book )

1 edition published in 1805 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The young Lukács
Alternative Names
Congdon, Lee

Congdon, Lee 1939-

Congdon, Lee W.

Congdon, Lee Walter.

Lee Walter Congdon American writer and historian

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Exile and social thought : Hungarian intellectuals in Germany and Austria, 1919-1933Seeing red : Hungarian intellectuals in exile and the challenge of communism1956, the Hungarian revolution and war for independenceGeorge Kennan : a writing lifeThe ideas of the Hungarian revolution, suppressed and victorious, 1956-1999Baseball and memory : winning, losing, and the remembrance of things past1956: the Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence1956 : the Hungarian revolution and the war for independence1956: The Hungarian revolution and war for indepedence