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

Videos

My Life in 8 Words

Author Appearances

VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
In Conversation with John Farrell a
City Council Chambers
605 E Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
MAR 23
NATIONAL HISTORY CENTER
Live Seminar
Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
MAR 26
GERMAN MARSHALL FUND OF THE UNITED STATES
The Future of American Power Book Series
Discussion & Signing
1744 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
MAR 27
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
Smithsonian Associates
Talk, Q&A, Signing
1100 Jefferson Dr., Suite 3077
Washington, DC 20560
MAY 3

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

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