Holger Hoock is a historian of the eighteenth century, specializing in the British Empire and Revolutionary America, as well as the histories of culture, war, and violence. His most recent book, SCARS OF INDEPENDENCE: AMERICA'S VIOLENT BIRTH (Crown/Penguin Random House), is available as hardcover, paperback, ebook, and unabridged audio. Chinese and Spanish editions are forthcoming. AUTHOR WEBSITE: www.holgerhoock.com Hoock (b. 1972) studied History, Politics, and Law at Freiburg and Cambridge, and holds a Doctorate in Modern History from Oxford (2001). He currently serves as the J. Carroll Amundson Professor of British History and as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. He previously taught at the Universities of Cambridge and Liverpool in the UK. From 2014 to 2017 he was editor of The Journal of British Studies. Hoock's previous books include "The King's Artists" (2003) and "Empires of the Imagination" (2010). An elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Hoock's many honors and awards include the UK's Philip-Leverhulme-Prize for internationally recognized young scholars (2006) and fellowships at the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, Corpus Christi College Oxford, the Konstanz Institute for Advanced Study, and the University of Freiburg. To learn more about Hoock's background, books, and forthcoming events, please go to: www.holgerhoock.comRead more Read less
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