Liberation: The Human Cost of Allied Victory in World War II Europe

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Title: Liberation: The Human Cost of Allied Victory in World War II Europe
Creators: Hitchcock, William
Contributors: King, Cheryl
Keywords: civilian liberation
World War II
Issue Date: 2010-05-11
Publisher: Ohio State University. Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Series/Report no.: Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Diplomatic History Speaker Series
Abstract: William Hitchcok is professor and Chair of the Department of History at Temple University. He is also director of the International History Workshop. His research focuses primarily on the international history of Europe since 1939. He has written on French diplomacy of the post-WWII era and published a survey of Europe’s history from the end of the Second World War to the present. Hitchcock’s most recent book, The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe (Free Press, 2009), explores the civilian experience of liberation in Europe at the close of World War II. It was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and won the 2009 George Louis Beer Prize from the American Historical Association. He is presently working on a collection of essays, with Petra Goedde, on the international history of human rights. Before coming to Temple, Hitchcock was an assistant professor of history and associate director of international security studies at Yale University and a visiting assistant professor of history at Wellesley College. At Yale he won the 1999 Sarai Ribicoff Teaching Award for faculty in the humanities. Hitchcock has held numerous fellowships including Resident Fellow in International Security Studies at Yale University, Visiting Scholar at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, and Fulbright Scholar to Belgium. His research has been supported by the Smith Richardson Foundation, European Community Studies Association, Truman Presidential Library, Yale Council on Western European Studies, and the MacArthur Foundation. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and B.A. from Kenyon College.
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