Historian William Hitchcock discusses his book on President Eisenhower at the VA War Memorial

Author and historian William I. Hitchcock presents a discussion of his New York Times bestselling book, “The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s,” Monday, June 4 at 6 p.m. at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond.

The public is invited to this free lecture but seating is limited and reservations are encouraged. Books will available for purchase and signing by the author after the lecture.

Once considered the “do nothing President,” Eisenhower’s two terms have been reevaluated. A 2017 survey of presidential historians ranked the former Four-State General fifth in accomplishments right behind perennial icons Lincoln, Washington, FDR and Teddy Roosevelt. Using recently declassified documents, Hitchcock’s comprehensive study shows why “Ike’s” high ranking is justified.

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 also the author 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 information or to reserve a seat at the lecture, please visit or call the Virginia War Memorial staff at 804.786.2060.

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