Woodward, David R. 1939–
Woodward, David R. 1939–
(David Reid Woodward)
Born October 9, 1939, in Clarksville, TN; son of Felix Grundy and Laura Woodward; married Martha Cobb, 1966; children: Catherine. Education: Austin Peay State College (now University), B.A., 1961; University of Georgia, M.A., 1963, Ph.D., 1965. Hobbies and other interests: Travel (Europe, including Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union), gardening, golf, reading.
Home—Huntington, WV. E-mail—[email protected]
Texas A&M University, College Station, assistant professor of history, 1965-70; Marshall University, Huntington, WV, associate professor, 1970-73, professor of modern European and Russian history, 1973-2006, chair of history department, 1984-89, retired, 2006.
Conference on British Studies, Royal Historical Society (fellow), Southern Historical Association, Western Front Association.
Lloyd George and the Generals, University of Delaware Press (Newark, DE), 1983.
(Editor) The Military Correspondence of Field-Marshal Sir William Robertson, Bodley Head (London, England), 1989.
Trial by Friendship: Anglo-American Relations, 1917-1918, University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), 1993.
Field Marshal Sir William Robertson: Chief of the Imperial General Staff in the Great War, Praeger (Westport, CT), 1998.
Forgotten Soliders of the First World War: Lost Voices of the Middle Eastern Front, Tempus Publishing Limited, (Stroud, Gloucestershire), 2006.
America and World War I: A Selected Annotated Bibliography of English-Language Sources, Routledge (New York, NY), 2007.
Contributor to history journals, including Military Affairs, Albion, Journal of Modern History, and Historical Journal.
David R. Woodward once told CA: "My interest in Lloyd George was prompted by work in the Lloyd George papers (then located in the Beaverbrook Library) in 1968 when I was researching a topic in Anglo-Russian relations. Initially my focus was on Lloyd George's diplomacy, but I was more and more drawn to the subject that often was central to his war years: his attempts to control the British military leadership and influence British and Allied strategy." More recently he added: "Later my interest in the First World War expanded to other areas (United States and Middle East) and personalities (Woodrow Wilson and Sir William Robertson)."
In his original comments, he wrote: "I am a strong advocate of narrative history."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
American Historical Review, June, 1984, Kenneth O'Morgan, review of Lloyd George and the Generals, p. 774; October, 1994, Lloyd E. Ambrosius, review of Trial by Friendship: Anglo-American Relations, 1917-1918, p. 1290.
History Today, July, 1984, John Campbell, review of Lloyd George and the Generals, p. 56.
Journal of American History, September, 1994, F.M. Carroll, review of Trial by Friendship, p. 763.
Library Journal, March 1, 1993, David Lee Poremba, review of Trial by Friendship, p. 93.
Times Literary Supplement, June 22, 1984, review of Lloyd George and the Generals, p. 708.