Reviews May 1986 Broken Eggshells & Winged Seeds By John Lukacs Here is an unAmerican story. A young man writes a successful novel. Thousands of Americans, in the oddest places, esteem it highly. So do the most reputable publishers in New York. When he attempts the sequel of that novel it fails. To read the full article, please sign in or create a free account to view Chronicles content for 30 days. John Lukacs John Lukacs American historian who has written more than thirty books, including Five Days in London, May 1940 and A New Republic.