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William I Hitchcock

William I. Hitchcock teaches history at Temple University in Philadelphia. He was born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1965, and has lived in Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Paris, Brussels, Washington, DC, Boston and New Haven.  He received his B.A. from Kenyon College in 1986 and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1994. He taught at Yale for six years and won a teaching prize there. He has also taught at Wellesley College. He is the author of France Restored: Cold War Diplomacy and the Quest for Leadership in Europe (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1998); co-editor, with Paul Kennedy, of From War to Peace: Altered Strategic Landscapes in the Twentieth Century (New Have: Yale University Press, 2000); and The Struggle for Europe: The Turbulent History of a Divided Continent, 1945-present (New York: Doubleday and Anchor, 2003-2004).
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Historian William Hitchcock Discusses Bitter Road to Freedom

Hitchcock examines the liberation of Europe in World War II from the point of view of the Europeans, casting a new light on their world and ours.

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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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