J. Anthony Lukas

Jay Anthony Lukas was an American journalist and author, best known for his work in investigative journalism and his book 'Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families,' which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1986.


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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.

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