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Lee Walter Congdon

Born: Aug 11, 1939

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Lee Walter Congdon

Date of Birth : Aug 11, 1939

Lee Walter Congdon is a writer and historian. Congdon is the author of four books. The first three were The Young Lukacs, Exile and Social Thought, and Seeing Red. Taken together, the works represent a trilogy examining the unique contributions of Hungarian intellectuals to 20th century social and political thought. His fourth book was George Kennan: A Writing Life. Congdon also coedited two books on the Hungarian Revolution. Congdon holds a bachelor's degree from Wheaton College and a masters and Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University. In 1999 Congdon was awarded the Order of Merit - Small Cross by the Republic of Hungary. In 2006 Congdon retired as Professor of History at James Madison University, after more than thirty years of teaching. He lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States, with his wife. Congdon is an Eastern Orthodox Christian. In the fall of 2002 Congdon was interviewed in the James Madison University Magazine Montpelier,: "Politically, for instance, Congdon veers right of the American right, meaning, within a European context, he is a monarchist.


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