Reynolds, David 1952-
Most widely held works by David Reynolds
Rich relations : the American occupation of Britain, 1942-1945 by David Reynolds ( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 1,214 libraries worldwide
Between 1942 and 1945 three million Americans passed through Great Britain. Most were young men in their early twenties, away from home for the first time. They left a country pulling out of its worst-ever depression. They came to the heart of a great but waning empire battered by war. The Brits said the Yanks were "oversexed, overpaid, overfed, and over here." GIs claimed that the Limeys were "undersexed, underpaid, underfed, and under Eisenhower." Using a wealth of documents from all over America and Britain, as well as numerous interviews with survivors, David Reynolds explores the ride variety of relationships among pushy, homesick GIs, uprooted, overworked British women, and bored Allied soldiers. He reconstructs the unique world of U.S. aircrews commuting between life and death. And he also examines how Churchill's government and the U.S. Army managed this largest-ever encounter between Americans and British. Of particular interest are their attempts to impose racial segregation on a society with no color bar, and the reaction of black GIs to the freer atmosphere found in wartime Britain. Reynolds upsets the conventional wisdom. The GIs look less oversexed when the real pattern of sexual behavior in prewar Britain is established. General Marshall's problems in mobilizing an "army of democracy" explain why that army was overpaid and overfed. Rich Relations also contains the first accurate estimate of the number of war brides, together with moving stories of their experiences and those of the illegitimate children of GIs searching for their unknown fathers. More broadly, Reynolds discusses the Americanization of Britain, and indeed of the United States itself. In his hands, the GIs embody America's adolescence as a superpower and he follows them as America matures after 1945, listening to their reflections on war and peace.
Summits : six meetings that shaped the twentieth century by David Reynolds ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,192 libraries worldwide
Recounts six summits which had a significant political impact during the twentieth century, including the Yalta summit in 1945 with Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin, and the Geneva summit in 1985 with Gorbachev and Reagan.
In command of history : Churchill fighting and writing the Second World War by David Reynolds ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,178 libraries worldwide
As Britain's prime minister from 1940 to 1945, Churchill courageously led his nation and the world away from appeasement, into war, and on to triumph over the Axis dictators. His classic six-volume account of those years has shaped our perceptions of the conflict and secured Churchill's place as its most important chronicler. This book explains how Churchill wrote this masterwork, and in the process enhances and often revises our understanding of one of history's most complex, vivid, and eloquent leaders. It forces us to reconsider much received wisdom about World War II, and peels back the covers from an unjustly neglected period of Churchill's life, his "second wilderness" years, 1945-1951.--From publisher description.
One world divisible : a global history since 1945 by David Reynolds ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
This masterful history of the world in our time captures the ground-level drama of events & the larger contours of change in a period of global transformation. Global change has accelerated at an unprecedented pace in the last half-century, affecting every aspect of daily life, public & private, throughout the world. The trajectory of change points in different directions, with the world growing at once more connected & more fragmented. Commerce & migrations, television & the World Wide Web, suggest a story of growing interconnection. The proliferation of nation-states; the divisions rooted in religion, race, & material inequality; tell one of separation & conflict. At the heart of Reynolds' (international relations, Cambridge U.) is the political story of world upheavals, including the Cold War, the Chinese revolution, independence movements across the Third World, crises in Cuba and Vietnam, and the fall of the Soviet Union. But he considers these just the visible peaks of a continuing subterranean political change, which he charts as well. The history is not illustrated.
An ocean apart : the relationship between Britain and America in the twentieth century by David Dimbleby ( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,043 libraries worldwide
From Munich to Pearl Harbor : Roosevelt's America and the origins of the Second World War by David Reynolds ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
The creation of the Anglo-American alliance, 1937-41 : a study in competitive co-operation by David Reynolds ( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 758 libraries worldwide
America, empire of liberty : a new history of the United States by David Reynolds ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 637 libraries worldwide
It was Thomas Jefferson who envisioned the United States as a great "empire of liberty." This paradoxical phrase may be the key to the American saga: How could the anti-empire of 1776 become the world's greatest superpower? And how did the country that offered unmatched liberty nevertheless found its prosperity on slavery and the dispossession of Native Americans? In this new single-volume history spanning the entire course of US history--from 1776 through the election of Barack Obama--historian David Reynolds explains how tensions between empire and liberty have often been resolved by faith--both the evangelical Protestantism that has energized American politics for centuries and the larger faith in American righteousness that has driven the country's expansion.--From publisher description.
The Origins of the Cold War in Europe : international perspectives ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 556 libraries worldwide
Britannia overruled : British policy and world power in the twentieth century by David Reynolds ( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
From World War to Cold War : Churchill, Roosevelt, and the international history of the 1940s by David Reynolds ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
"The 1940s was the most dramatic and decisive decade of the 20th century. This volume explores the Second World War and the origins of the Cold War from the vantage point of two of the great powers of that era, Britain and the USA, and through the eyes of their wartime leaders, Churchill and Roosevelt. It also looks at their chequered relations with Stalin's Russia and at how the Grand Alliance crumbled into an undesired Cold War." "But this is not simply a story of top-level diplomacy. David Reynolds explores the social and cultural implications of the wartime Anglo-American alliance, particularly the impact of nearly three million GIs on British life, and reflects more generally on the importance of cultural issues in the study of international history." "This book persistently challenges popular stereotypes - for instance on Churchill in 1940 or his Iron Curtain speech in 1946. It probes cliches such as 'the special relationship' and even 'the Second World War'. And it offers new views of the familiar, such as the Fall of France in 1940 or Franklin Roosevelt as 'the wheelchair president'." "Incisive and readable, written by a leading international historian, these essays encourage us to rethink our understanding of this momentous period in world history."--Jacket.
Allies at war : the Soviet, American, and British experience, 1939-1945 ( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
This major work transcends the conventional sub-cultures of academic history by bringing economic, social, military, and diplomatic history back together where they belong. Allies at War represents a collaborative effort among British, American, and Russian scholars - with the Russian contributions being among the first fruits of access to Soviet archives - in which all the historians have attempted to set aside the accumulation of patriotic myth and political ideology that have characterized many Cold War studies of World War II. Strategy, economy, the home front, and foreign policy are each studied "nationally" and in the context of the other members of the alliance. Allies at War therefore represents a pioneering attempt to see the wartime alliance as both "national" and "international" history.
Lord Lothian and Anglo-American relations, 1939-1940 by David Reynolds ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 libraries worldwide
America, empire of liberty : a new history by David Reynolds ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
FDR's world : war, peace, and legacies ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
This volume assesses Franklin Roosevelt's role as war leader from the vantage point of the twenty-first century, by looking at different aspects of his foreign policy.
Christ's : a Cambridge college over five centuries ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Soi︠u︡zniki v voĭne, 1941-1945 ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in Russian and held by 49 libraries worldwide
America, empire of liberty. Vol. 1, Liberty & slavery by David Reynolds ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
This is the first of three audio volumes taken from the 90-part Radio 4 series. It tells the story of America through the voices of those who were there, from presidents to slaves. It celebrates the American achievement and evokes the sound and colour of daily life; it also explores the paradoxes of American history.
From World War to Cold War : Churchill, Roosevelt, and the international history of the 194Os by David Reynolds ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
America, empire of liberty. Volume 2, Power & progress by David Reynolds ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Volume Two traces America's story from the Civil War to World War Two. In Power & Progress, the second series of thirty episodes, Reynolds depicts the tragedy and heroism of the Civil War (1861-65), which finally ended slavery, though not racial discrimination, and the dynamism of the reunited nation as it grew into an industrial giant.
Aeronautics, Commercial American Civil War (1861-1865) Audiobooks Biography Christ's College (University of Cambridge) Churchill, Winston,--1874-1965 Civilization Cold War (1945-1989) Criticism, interpretation, etc. Diplomacy Documentary radio programs Documentary television programs Drama England--London Europe Fiction Great Britain Historiography History History, Modern Indians of North America Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) International relations Liberty Lothian, Philip Henry Kerr,--Marquis of,--1882-1940 Manners and customs Military participation--American National security Personal narratives--British Personal narratives--English Political and social views Political science Presidents Prime ministers Relations (Canon law) Rifts (Geology) Roosevelt, Franklin D.--1882-1945 Second World War (Churchill, Winston) Slavery Social aspects Soviet Union Summit meetings Talking books Television series United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired War--Causes World politics World War (1939-1945) Yalta Conference
Reĭnolds, D. (Dėvid), 1952-
Reĭnolds, Dėvid, 1952-
Rejnolds, D., 1952-
Reynolds, David J. (David James), 1952-
Reynolds, David James 1952-