Writer and World War II historian John D. Lukacs specializes in one-of-a-kind stories—the unusual, the unprecedented and the virtually unknown.
His work has appeared in USA Today, The New York Times, ESPN The Magazine and on ESPN.com. He is a regular contributor to World War II Magazine. Lukacs has made numerous local and national television and radio appearances, including on ESPN and C-SPAN, as well as Sirius Satellite Radio.
A hands-on historian who enjoys forensic documentary research and believes that first-hand knowledge of a geographical location is essential to fashioning a riveting narrative, he has explored World War II battlefields and historic sites throughout both Europe and the Pacific, including: the Ardennes, Bastogne, Bataan, Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest at Berchtesgaden, Cabanatuan, Corregidor, Coral Sea, Dachau, Fiji, Hong Kong, Guadalcanal, Guam, Hiroshima, Iwo Jima, Manila, Midway, the New Hebrides, Paris, Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Rabaul, Reims, Saipan, the Siegfried Line, Singapore, Tarawa, Truk and Wake Island.
A veterans' rights advocate and staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, Lukacs received the 2011 Senator John Heinz Community Advocate Award from the Veterans Leadership Program of Pittsburgh.
A former resident of New York City’s famed Hotel Chelsea, Lukacs, 36, is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.