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David Reynolds

David Reynolds  is a Fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge, and a leading authority on Anglo-American relations. His book about Churchill, In Command of History, won the Wolfson Prize in 2004. He is also an accomplished TV presenter whose series, Summits, was also a major history, an account of the six meetings that shaped the 20th century. He was the writer and presenter of a 90-part series for BBC Radio 4 on the history of America also a major new history published in 2009.





The Creation of the Anglo-American Alliance, 1937-1941: A Study in Competitive Co-operation (1981). Awarded the Bernath Prize by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 1982.


An Ocean Apart: The Relationship between Britain and America in the 20th Century - co-author David Dimbleby (1988). Linked to BBC/PBS TV series.


Britannia Overruled: British Policy and World Power in the 20th Century (1991; 2nd edn 2000)


Allies at War: The Soviet, American and British Experience, 1939-45 - co-editors Warren F. Kimball and A.O. Chubarian (1994; Russian edition, 1995)


The Origins of the Cold War in Europe: International Perspectives - editor (1994)


Rich Relations: The American Occupation of Britain, 1942-1945 (1995) Awarded the US Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Award, 1996


One World Divisible: A Global History since 1945 (2000)


From Munich to Pearl Harbor: Roosevelt's America and the Origins of the Second World War (2001)


In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War (2004) Awarded the Wolfson History Prize, 2004


From World War to Cold War: Churchill, Roosevelt and the International History of the 1940s (2006)


Summits: Six Meetings That Shaped the Twentieth Century (2007) - also translated into Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean and Chinese.


FDR's World: War, Peace, and Legacies - co-editors David B. Woolner and Warren F. Kimball (2008)


America, Empire of Liberty: A New History (2009)


The Long Shadow: The Great War and the Twentieth Century (2013) Awarded the Hessell-Tiltman Prize, 2014. Also translated into Chinese.


Transcending the Cold War: Summits, Statecraft, and the Dissolution of Bipolarity in Europe, 1970-1990 - co-editor Kristina Spohr (2016)


The Kremlin Letters: Stalin's Wartime Correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt, with Vladimir Pechatnov (2018)


Island Stories: Britain and its History in the Age of Brexit (HarperCollins, 2019)

David Reynolds Titles