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Reynolds, David 1952-

Works: 66 works in 369 publications in 2 languages and 16,460 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Documentary films  Biography  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Photographer, Other, Host
Classifications: D750, 940.314
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Most widely held works by David Reynolds
The long shadow : the legacies of the Great War in the twentieth century by David Reynolds( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most violent conflicts in the history of civilization, World War I has been strangely forgotten in American culture. It has become a ghostly war fought in a haze of memory, often seen merely as a distant preamble to World War II. In The Long Shadow, critically acclaimed historian David Reynolds brodens our vision by assessing the impact of the Great War across the twentieth century, and shows how events like World War II, the Cold War, and the collapse of communism shaped and reshaped attitudes to 1914-18." -- Back cover
In command of history : Churchill fighting and writing the Second World War by David Reynolds( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member 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
Summits : six meetings that shaped the twentieth century by David Reynolds( Book )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,225 WorldCat member 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
Rich relations : the American occupation of Britain, 1942-1945 by David Reynolds( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,165 WorldCat member 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
One world divisible : a global history since 1945 by David Reynolds( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member 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 )

22 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Britain and America--allies as well as rivals--shaped the first half of the twentieth century and laid the foundations of today's world. The struggle between Woodrow Wilson and David Lloyd George to determine the peace at Paris in 1919, the part played by British and American bankers in rebuilding Europe in the 1920s, the remarkable alliance between the two countries in the defeat of Nazism, their role in the origins of the Cold War and the creation of NATO are all part of the story"--Jacket, page [2]
America, empire of liberty : a new history of the United States by David Reynolds( Book )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 964 WorldCat member 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
From Munich to Pearl Harbor : Roosevelt's America and the origins of the Second World War by David Reynolds( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his new book, David Reynolds argues that the period from 1938 to 1941 was a turning point in modern American history. Drawing upon his own research and the latest scholarship, Mr. Reynolds shows how Franklin Roosevelt led Americans into a new global perspective on foreign policy, one based on geopolitics and ideology. FDR insisted that in an age of airpower, U.S. security required allies far beyond those in the Western Hemisphere, and that in an era of dictatorships, American values could and should transform world politics."--Jacket
The creation of the Anglo-American alliance, 1937-41 : a study in competitive co-operation by David Reynolds( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En fremstilling af den gradvise skabelse af den engelsk/amerikanske alliance i tiden fra midten af 1937 og frem til slutningen af 1941 med vægten på tiden efter München-aftalen. - Forsvarspolitik; Rustningshjælp; Lend-lease; Roosevelt; Fjerne Østen; Politik
Britannia overruled : British policy and world power in the twentieth century by David Reynolds( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This contentious reinterpretation of British decline since the 1890s brings together the often separated topics of diplomacy, defence and economics. A new chapter considers Britain's fortunes in the post-Thatcher period
The Origins of the Cold War in Europe : international perspectives by David Reynolds( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europa i 1950'erne; Kold Krigstiden; Efterkrigstiden; Vesttyskland; Østtyskland; Europa's Historie; Øst-Vest; USA; USSR; Sovjetisk Kommunisme; Magtpolitik; Magtbalance; Stormagter; Truman; Sverige; Norden; Skandinavien; Danmark; Norge; Engelsk Udenrigspolitik; Vesttysk Udenrigspolitik; Fransk Udenrigspolitik; Amerikansk Udenrigspolitik; Sikkerhedspolitik; Forsvarspolitik; Øst-Vest Balance; Spaak, Poul-Henri; Schuman Plan; Roosevelt; Sovjetunionen; Stalin; Polen; Marshall-planen; NATO; Marshall-hjælpen; Molotov; Holland; Belgien; Luxembourg; Kennan, George F.; Italien; Europæisk Samarbejde; Lange, Halvard; Indokina; Iran; Harriman, W. Averell; Nazi Legacy; Delt Tyskland; Fransk Udenrigspolitik; Frankrig; Europaisk Integration; Nuclear Weapons; A-Våben; Atomvåben; Atomtrussel; Koreakrigen; Tjekkoslovakiske Krise; Isolationisme; Berlin-krisen; Bidault, Georges; Brussels Pact; Byrnes, James F.; Churchill; Cold War; Kommunistiske Lande; Østblokken; Østeuropa; Østlande; Tjekkoslovakiet, kup, 1948; Treaty of Dunkirk; ECSC; EDC; EEC; ERP; Vatikanet; Attlee; Bevin; de Gaulle; de Gasperi; Adenauer; Kleffens, E.N.; Yalta Konferencen; UN; FN; Tyrkiet; Imperialisme; Test Ban Treaty; Potsdam Konferencen; Pleven Plan; Hedtoft, Hans; Ungarn; Ideologier; Indonesien; Gaddis, J. L.; Gerhardsen, Einer; Oprustning; Amerikansk Inddæmningspolitik; Containment Policy
From World War to Cold War : Churchill, Roosevelt, and the international history of the 1940s by David Reynolds( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member 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
Lord Lothian and Anglo-American relations, 1939-1940 by David Reynolds( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FDR's world : war, peace, and legacies by David B Woolner( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member 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 "This collection boasts an all-star cast of distinguished authors who have mastered the vast literature of World War II, have dug deeply into the multiple archives and manuscript collections, and possess the writing skills to make the wartime events of sixty-plus years ago come alive. Using a variety of different methods, they probe and analyze the wartime leadership of that most elusive of presidents. Be he Sphinx or Juggler or Dr. Win-the-War, FDR made the key wartime decisions that laid the foundation for the postwar world and created inevitable controversy. This is an indispensable book for serious scholars of FDR and World War II."--J. Garry Clifford
World War II : 1941 and the Man of Steel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marking the 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, the historian Professor David Reynolds re-assesses Stalin's role in the life and death struggle between Germany and Russia in World War Two, which, he argues, was ultimately more critical for British survival than 'Our Finest Hour' in the Battle of Britain itself. The name 'Stalin' means 'man of steel' but David Reynolds' penetrating new account reveals how the reality of Stalin's war in 1941 did not live up to that name. Travelling to Russian battlefield locations, he charts how Stalinist Russia was almost annihilated within a few months as Stalin lurched from crisis to crisis, coming close to nervous breakdown. David Reynolds shows how Stalin learnt to compromise in order to win, listening to his generals and downplaying communist ideology to appeal instead to the Russian people's nationalist fighting spirit. David Reynolds also squares up to the terrible moral dilemma at the heart of World War Two. Using original telegrams and official documents, he looks afresh at Winston Churchill's controversial visit to Moscow in 1942 and re-examines how Britain and America were drawn into alliance with Stalin, a dictator almost as murderous as the Nazi enemy
World War II : 1942 and Hitler's soft underbelly( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British fought the Second World War to defeat Hitler. This film asks why, then, did they spend so much of the conflict battling through North Africa and Italy? Historian David Reynolds reassesses Winston Churchill's conviction that the Mediterranean was the 'soft underbelly' of Hitler's Europe. Travelling to Egypt and Italian battlefields like Cassino, scene of some of the worst carnage in Western Europe, he shows how, in reality, the 'soft underbelly' became a dark and dangerous obsession for Churchill. David Reynolds reveals a Prime Minister very different from the jaw-jutting bulldog of Britain's 'finest hour' in 1940. A leader who was politically vulnerable at home, desperate to shore up a crumbling British empire abroad, losing faith in his army and even ready to deceive his American allies if it might delay fighting head to head against the Germans in northern France. The film marks the seventieth anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein in 1942
Ballots & Bullets( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the second film of his series on the Great War's impact, historian David Reynolds looks at how the conflict gave birth to an age of turbulent mass democracy. In the immediate aftermath of war, monarchies toppled, the people rose up, and three iconic leaders-Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson and Benito Mussolini-emerged with competing visions of power that polarized much of continental Europe in the 1920s and 1930s. In Britain, the socialist Labor Party was absorbed into the political mainstream and the monarchy was repackaged as a symbol of the nation. Stanley Baldwin and Ramsay MacDonald reached for the center ground and squeezed out extremists like Oswald Mosley and charismatic politicians like Winston Churchill. Filmed at locations in Italy, France, and Britain, this documentary re-examines the explosive impact of World War I on European politics
Us and Them( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this film, historian David Reynolds argues that the Great War made national identity a matter of "us" versus "them," and he traces the recurrent struggle between nationalist uprisings and empire-building since 1914. New nation states hastily patched together from the ruins of the Habsburg Empire destabilized the whole European continent for much of the twentieth century. However, the British Empire strengthened after the war and bonds with Dominions were renewed, except for Ireland. Comparing the troubled relationship between Czechs and Sudeten Germans in interwar Czechoslovakia to Britain's problems in Ireland, Reynolds examines how two blood sacrifices of 1916-the nationalist Easter Rising and the 36th Ulster Division's losses on the first day of the Battle of the Somme-aggravated tensions that remain to this day
Remembering & Understanding( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this series, historian David Reynolds examines how World War I haunted the generation who lived through it and shaped the peace that followed. In this film, he shows how the common perception of the Great War as futile slaughter has developed after the Second World War and, in particular, through popular depictions in the 1960s. For many British people, the sacrifice would not have been in vain if the Great War proved to be "the war to end war." What mattered for Germany, by contrast, was preventing another 1918 - the year of humiliating defeat. The second war highlighted the sense that 1914-18 had been an ineffectual conflict that required a second round. In the 1960s, plays like "Oh! What a Lovely War" and rediscovered Great War poetry served anti-war movements
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Summits : six meetings that shaped the twentieth century
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Reĭnolds, D. 1952-

Reĭnolds, D. (Dėvid), 1952-

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Reynolds, David J. 1952-

Reynolds, David J. (David James), 1952-

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Дэвид Рейнольдс

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레이놀즈, 데이비드 1952-

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Summits : six meetings that shaped the twentieth centuryRich relations : the American occupation of Britain, 1942-1945One world divisible : a global history since 1945America, empire of liberty : a new history of the United StatesFrom Munich to Pearl Harbor : Roosevelt's America and the origins of the Second World WarBritannia overruled : British policy and world power in the twentieth centuryThe Origins of the Cold War in Europe : international perspectivesFrom World War to Cold War : Churchill, Roosevelt, and the international history of the 1940s