Alumnus and author lectured Nov. 1311/17/2013
The 1983 School of Law School graduate and award-winning author and historical researcher discussed his book, “The Diary and Letters of Elihu Washburn.” Published in 2012, the book features the edited diary of Washburne, chronicling his time as the American minister to France during the siege and Commune of Paris in 1870-1871.
Hill, who spent nearly a decade working in politics and government before embarking on a career change, shared stories from his work as an independent historical researcher. He has consulted on such high-profile projects as Ken Burns' “Civil War” series (for which he won an Emmy as the film's co-producer), and David McCullough's book “John Adams.” Hill also has assisted other authors with their historical works, including Evan Thomas, Michael Korda and Caroline Kennedy. To the headlines.