Hugh Ambrose is the author of The Pacific, a non-fiction account of WWII and he served as the Historical Consultant for The Pacific, an HBO miniseries produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman. The book went on sale March 2, 2010, and the miniseries debuted on HBO March 14.
Before joining The Pacific team, Hugh was the Vice President of The National WWII Museum. He continues to work for the museum part time and has been hired by HBO to aide in the development of another miniseries. His career began when, after earning a Master of Arts degree in history, he went to work with his father, the late historian Stephen E. Ambrose. Over a decade, Hugh helped his father produce a number of acclaimed documentaries and films, including Price For Peace and HBO’s Band of Brothers, as well as a number of books, including the New York Times bestsellers Citizen Soldiers, Nothing Like it in the World and Undaunted Courage.
He is a former trustee of the Lewis and Clark County Library, in Helena, Montana, of the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council as well as of the National D-Day Museum.