J. Anthony Lukas

J. Anthony Lukas was an American journalist and author, known for his books on social and political issues in the United States. He won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction twice, for his books 'Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families' and 'The Barnyard Epithet and Other Obscenities: Notes on the Chicago Conspiracy Trial.' His work is characterized by in-depth reporting and a narrative style that blends journalistic research with storytelling.


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  1. 1. Common Ground

    "Common Ground" is a non-fiction book that provides an in-depth examination of racial tensions in Boston, Massachusetts during the 1960s and 1970s, primarily focusing on the controversial issue of court-ordered busing to integrate public schools. The narrative follows three families - one African-American, one Irish-American, and one Yankee - to depict the effects of these tensions on the city's different communities. The book also explores the historical, political, and social context of these events, offering a comprehensive analysis of a critical period in American history.