David Stevenson (historian)

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Professor David Stevenson delivering a Gresham College lecture in November 2014.

David Stevenson (born 1942) is a British historian specialising in the period of the First World War. He is Stevenson Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Academic career[edit]

Stevenson studied for his undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge, before receiving a Ph.D. from the same university. He became a Lecturer at the LSE in 1982. In 1998, he was appointed Professor of International History. Between 2004 and 2005, he also received a Leverhulme Research Fellowship "for research on supply and logistics in 1914-1918"[1]

His most recent book is With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918, released by Penguin (in the UK) and Belknap Press.[1]

Due out in 2017: War, Peace and Revolution: Strategy and Statecraft in 1917. To be published by OUP.

You can find out more about Prof Stevenson from his website.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Professor Stevenson is married and lives in Essex.


  • Stevenson, D., French War Aims against Germany, 1914-1919, 1982 (Oxford University Press) ISBN 0-198-22574-1 OCLC 8170511
  • Stevenson, D., The First World War and International Politics, 1988 (Oxford University Press) ISBN 0-198-73049-7 OCLC 16833256
  • Stevenson, D., Armaments and the Coming of War: Europe, 1904-1914, 1996 (Oxford University Press) ISBN 0-198-20208-3 OCLC 33079190
  • Stevenson, D., The Outbreak of the First World War: 1914 in Perspective, 1997 (Macmillan) ISBN 0-333-58327-2 OCLC 35212787
  • Stevenson, D., 1914-1918: the History of the First World War, 2004 (Penguin Press), also published as Cataclysm: the First World War as Political Tragedy (by Basic Books, USA) ISBN 0-465-08184-3 OCLC 54001282, La Grande Guerra: Una Storia Globale (by Rizzoli, Italy) and Der Erste Weltkrieg (by Artemis and Winkler, Germany)
  • Stevenson, D., With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918, 2011 (Penguin Books, Harvard University Press) ISBN 0-674-06226-4 OCLC 709670290


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