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William Hitchcock
The Age of Eisenhower: Strategic Patience and the Cold War in the 1950s
Wednesday, May 02, 2018, 12:00pm - 01:30pm
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
1501 Neil Avenue, Room 120
Columbus, Ohio 43201

William Hitchcock

William I. Hitchcock is Professor of History at the University of Virginia and the Randolph P. Compton Professor at UVa's Miller Center. His work and teaching focus on the international, diplomatic and military history of the 20th Century, in particular the era of the world wars and the cold war. He received his B.A. degree from Kenyon College and his Ph.D. from Yale University. He is the author various books, including The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe (Free Press, 2008), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, a winner of the George Louis Beer Prize, and a Financial Times bestseller. His most recent book is the New York Times bestseller, The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s.
President Dwight Eisenhower developed a grand strategy for waging the Cold War that can best be described as “strategic patience.” Emphasizing military strength and diplomatic restraint, Eisenhower skillfully steered the nation through a number of dangerous Cold War crises.


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