William I Hitchcock

William I. Hitchcock is a professor of history at the University of Virginia and the Randolph Compton Professor at the Miller Center for Public Affairs. A graduate of Kenyon College and Yale University, he is the author most recently of The Bitter Road to Freedom: The Human Cost of Allied Victory in World War II Europe, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. For more about the book, visit AgeofEisenhower.com.

Books by this Author

The Age of Eisenhower
The Bitter Road to Freedom


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Beware of maxims; tell me what you know.

Author Voices

November 10, 2008

Other than writing and teaching, my passions include cooking, reading (especially spy fiction, travel writing and naval yarns), hiking in New England, sailing small boats, traveling, and above all, gardening. As a youngster, I spent a number of years in Japan, where gardening is a highly developed art form, and I’ve always been attracted to well-designed public gardens. In the Philadelphia area, where the climate is mild, we have dozens of renowned gardens, most of which began life as private domains but now are... see more