J. Anthony Lukas

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J. Anthony Lukas


Born
in White Plains, New York, The United States
April 25, 1933

Died
June 05, 1997

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Jay Anthony Lukas was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, probably best known for his 1985 book Common Ground : A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families a study of race relations and school busing in Boston, Massachusetts in the mid - 1970's.

Lukas began his professional journalism career at the Baltimore Sun, then moved to The New York Times. He stayed at the ''Times'' for nine years, working as a roving reporter, and serving at the Washington, New York, and United Nations bureaus, and overseas in Ceylon, India, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa, and Zaire. After working at the New York Times Magazine for a short time in the 1970s, Lukas quit reporting to pursue a career in book and magazine writing,

In 1997, whil
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Common Ground: A Turbulent ...

4.30 avg rating — 2,474 ratings — published 1985 — 10 editions
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Big Trouble: A Murder in a ...

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Nightmare: The Underside of...

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The Barnyard Epithet & Othe...

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Don't Shoot, We Are Your Ch...

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“All writers, I think, are to one extent or another, damaged people. Writing is our way of repairing ourselves.”
Anthony Lukas

“In 1845, the Bunker Hill Aurora warned that foreigners were landing at the rate of “13,400 a month!!! 466 a day!!! 19 an hour!!!” Three years later, the same paper declared: “Our country is literally being overrun with the miserable, vicious, and unclean paupers of the old country.”
J. Anthony Lukas, Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families

“Like other booster papers across the West, the weekly Tribune was a major instrument for town building, even if—or precisely because—it “sometimes represented things that had not yet gone through the formality of taking place.”39 Western newspapers, like western railroads, often ran well ahead of settlement—a process that, in many bleak locales, was still waiting to happen.”
J. Anthony Lukas, Big Trouble: A Murder in a Small Western Town Sets Off a Strugg

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