Paul Addison

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Paul Addison (born 1943) is a British author and historian, specializing in the British experience in the Second World War and its effects on post-war society. Addison read for an undergraduate degree at Pembroke College, Oxford, before moving to Nuffield College, Oxford for postgraduate study[1]. In 1967 after leaving Nuffield College, and a brief stint Lecturing at Pembroke College, Addison became a Lecturer at Edinburgh University and subsequently a Reader, for 23 years. He became an Endowment Fellow in 1990, and Directed the Centre for Second World War Studies from 1996 to 2005.[2]


  • The Road to 1945, Jonathan Cape, 1975, ISBN 978-0-7126-5932-1
  • Now the War is Over: A Social History of Britain, 1945-1951, Jonathan Cape, 1985, ISBN 978-0-224-02325-2
  • Churchill on the Home Front, Jonathan Cape, 1992, ISBN 978-0-224-01428-1
  • Time to Kill: The Soldier's Experience of War in the West 1939-1945, Paul Addison, Angus Calder ed., Pimlico, 1997, ISBN 0-7126-7376-8
  • The Burning Blue: A New History of the Battle of Britain, Paul Addison, Jeremy Crang ed., Pimlico, 2000, ISBN 978-0-7126-6475-2
  • Churchill: The Unexpected Hero, Oxford University Press, 2005, ISBN 978-0-19-927934-0
  • Firestorm: The Bombing of Dresden, 1945, Pimlico, Paul Addison, Jeremy Crang ed., Pimlico, 2006, ISBN 978-1-84413-928-6
  • A Companion to Contemporary Britain, 1939-2000, Paul Addison, Harriet Jones ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2007, ISBN 978-1-4051-6730-7
  • Winston Churchill, Oxford University Press, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-921757-1
  • No Turning Back: The Peacetime Revolutions of Post-War Britain, Oxford University Press, 2010, ISBN 978-0-19-219267-7


  1. ^ Peele, Gillian; Cook, Chris (1975). The Politics of Reappraisal 1918-1939. Palgrave Macmillan. p. vii.
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