William I. Hitchcock teaches history at Temple University in Philadelphia. He was born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1965 and received his BA from Kenyon College in 1986 and his PhD 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; the coeditor, with Paul Kennedy, of From War to Peace: Altered Strategic Landscapes in the Twentieth Century; and The Struggle for Europe: The Turbulent History of a Divided Continent, 1945–present.