Books by David Reynolds

THE LONG SHADOW by David Reynolds
HISTORY
Released: May 12, 2014

"A lifetime of scholarship informs this highly readable analysis of what the author calls "the forgotten conflict.""
A scholar who has written often about 20th-century warfare (In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War, 2005, etc.) returns with a comprehensive account of the many effects of World War I. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"An evenhanded distillation of America's story from a singular outside observer."
A concise and still-inclusive history of America—from Cahokia to the 2008 presidential election—by accomplished British historian Reynolds (International History/Cambridge Univ.; Summits: Six Meetings that Shaped the Twentieth Century, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Bound to please both specialists and general readers."
Lucid, authoritative account of big-power diplomatic parleys from Munich to Camp David. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"There have been plenty of books—perhaps too many—about Churchill, but very few that mention his work as a writer in more than passing. Reynolds adds considerably to our understanding of the British leader."
History, the adage has it, is written by the victors. That's nowhere more true than in the matter of Winston Churchill, the self-aware subject of this engaging study. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

A wide-ranging, utterly absorbing history of our times. Read full book review >

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

The American ``occupation'' of Britain during WW II—the phrase is George Orwell's—could have been a disaster but, in the event, was almost a triumph. As Reynolds (History/Cambridge Univ.; co-author of An Ocean Apart, not reviewed) points out, by D-Day there were 1,650,000 members of the US armed forces on an overcrowded island. Read full book review >