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David Reynolds FBA (born c. 1953) is Professor of International History and a Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge[1]. He was educated at Dulwich College, then Cambridge and Harvard Universities[2]. He has held visiting posts at Harvard, Nebraska and Oklahoma, as well as at Nihon University in Tokyo. He was awarded the Wolfson Prize for History, 2004, and elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2005.

In addition to teaching Reynolds regularly appears on television presenting programmes on twentieth century history.

He is married with one son.


  • The Creation of the Anglo-American Alliance, 1937-1941: A Study in Competitive Co-operation (1981) Univ of North Carolina Press ISBN 0807815071 (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). Hodder & Stoughton ISBN 0340406666 (Linked to BBC/PBS TV series.)
  • Britannia Overruled: British Policy and World Power in the 20th Century (1991) Longman ISBN 0582437253
  • Allies at War: The Soviet, American and British Experience 1939-1945 (Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute Series on Diplomatic and Economic History) by David Reynolds (Editor), Warren F. Kimball (Editor), A. O. Chubarian (Editor) (1994) Palgrave MacMillan ISBN 0312102593
  • The Origins of the Cold War in Europe: International Perspectives (1994) Yale University Press ISBN 0300058926
  • Rich Relations: The American Occupation of Britain, 1942-1945 (1995) Random House ISBN 0517168715 (Awarded the US Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Award, 1996)
  • One World Divisible: A Global History since 1945 (2000) Allen Lane ISBN 0713994614
  • From Munich to Pearl Harbor: Roosevelt's America and the Origins of the Second World War (2001) Ivan R Dee ISBN 1566633893
  • In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War (2004) Random House ISBN 0679457437 (Awarded the Wolfson History Prize, 2004)
  • Christ's: A Cambridge College Over Five Centuries (2005) MacMillan ISBN 0333989880
  • From World War to Cold War: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the International History of the 1940s (2006) Oxford University Press ISBN 0199284113
  • Summits: Six Meetings That Shaped the Twentieth Century (2007)Allen Lane ISBN 0713999179

Broadcasting (as writer and presenter)

  • Churchill's Forgotten Years (2004) - BBC 4/BBC 2
  • The Improbable Mr Attlee (2004) - BBC 4
  • Summits (2008) - three-part series: Munich, 1938; Vienna, 1961; Geneva, 1985 (BBC 4)
  • Armistice (2008) - BBC2
  • Empire of Liberty (History of America) - BBC Radio 4




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