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William I. Hitchcock is a Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He is also the Randolph P. Compton Professor at Miller Center at the University of Virginia. He graduated form Kenyon College in 1986 and earned his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1994. In his career he taught at Yale for mostra'n més six years and served as Associate Director of International Security Studies. He taught at Wellesley College for five years. He went on to serve as Dean and professor of History at Temple University in Philadelphia. In 2010, he became Professor of History at the University of Virginia and joined the Miller Center. His books include, France Restored: Cold War Diplomacy and the Quest for Stability in Europe, 1945-1954(1998), From War to Peace: Altered Strategic Landscapes in the Twentieth Century. Co-edited with Paul Kennedy (2000), The Struggle for Europe: The Turbulent History of a Divided Continent, 1945-present (2003), The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe (2008), for which he won the 2009 George Louis Beer Prize, from the American Historical Association, The Human Rights Revolution: An International History, co-edited with Akira Iriye and Petra Goedde (2012); and The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s (2018). (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Fukuoka, Japan
Kenyon College (B.A.|1986)
Yale University (Ph.D.|1994)



Good overview of 50s / Eisenhower. Filled me in on Eisenhower's iffy relationship to the Brown decision and hesitation about integration. (dragged kicking and screaming). Still, a nice antidote to current knee jerk / non thought out policy prescriptions and sudden changes. Also learned about multiple instances of being ready to use tactical nuclear arms in murky situations (Quemoy, laos/1959) .. really? Author steers a usually good course about reporting and not frequently jumping in with the after the fact moral absolute judgements.… (més)
apende | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Jul 12, 2022 |
Very good, well written, easy to read, though a bit lacking.
Cover Ike's presidency very well. Quite interesting and I learned a lot. Unfortunately it barely covers pre- and post-presidency. I really would have liked more on his early years as these form the basis for decisions made later in life.
Would make a great companion read to a more complete bio of Eisenhower.
Rockhead515 | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Jan 11, 2022 |
An important book detailing a side of European history not discussed in depth. I learned much about the end of WWII that I had never known before. The author discusses the "Liberation" of France and the Low Countries after D-Day in terms of how the locals were affected by the Anglo-American military machines; how hunger played a part of the liberation for not only people interred in camps in Germany and Poland, but also the western countries; how some of the liberators brought rape and robbery to Europe as soon as the Germans were gone; how the United Nations UNRRA mission did and didn't succeed in repatriating homeless people after the war; and how the Allies behaved towards Jews in Germany after the war. For people with interest in WWII, I highly recommend this book for a more complete view of the war that won't be found in other histories.
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Jeff.Rosendahl | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Sep 21, 2021 |
Excellent Look at Ikes presidency, Some interesting aspects such as his threat to expand war into China with nukes..
DanJlaf | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | May 13, 2021 |



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