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

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The 1940s was probably the most dramatic and decisive decade of the twentieth century. In this volume, the leading international historian David Reynolds has brought together a collection of incisive essays, five of them previously unpublished, to explore some of the major themes, events, and personalities of this pivotal decade.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199237616
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/30/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 374
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

David Reynolds is Professor of International History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Christ's College. He has held visiting appointments at Harvard University and Nihon University, Tokyo. His most recent book is the prize-winning In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War.

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Table of Contents

I: World War
1. The Origins of 'The Second World War': Historical Discourse and International Politics
2. 1940: Fulcrum of the Twentieth Century?
3. Churchill, Roosevelt, and the Wartime Anglo-American Alliance
II: Churchill
4. Churchill and the British 'Decision' to Fight on in 1940: Right Policy, Wrong Reasons
5. Churchill the Appeaser? Between Hitler, Roosevelt, and Stalin 1940-1944
6. Churchill and Allied Grand Strategy in Europe 1944-1945
III: Roosevelt
7. The President and the King: The Diplomacy of the British Royal Visit of 1939
8. The President and the British Left: The Appointment of John Winant as US Ambassador in 1941
9. The Wheelchair President and his Special Relationships
IV: 'Mixed up Together'
10. Whitehall, Washington, and the Promotion of American Studies in Britain 1941-1943
11. Churchill's Government and the Black GIs 1942-1943
12. GIs and Tommies: The Army 'Inter-Attachment Programme of 1943-1944
V: Cold War
13. Churchill, Roosevelt, and the Stalin Enigma
14. Churchill, Stalin, and the 'Iron Curtain'
15. The 'Big Three' and the Division of Europe 1945-1948
VI: Perspectives
16. Power and Superpower: The Impact of the Second World War on America's International Role
17. A Special Relationship? America, Britain, and the International Order since World War Two
18. Culture, Discourse, and Policy: Reflections on the New International History

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