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Childs, David 1933-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 418 publications in 2 languages and 12,478 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other
Classifications: DA588, 943.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Childs
Britain since 1945 : a political history by David Childs( Book )

112 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the sixth edition of what has become the standard textbook on contemporary British political history since the end of World War II. This authoritative chronological survey discusses domestic policy and politics in particular, but also covers external and international relations. The new and improved edition of this important book brings the picture to the present by including the following additions: ʺ September 11th ʺ the Iraq war and after ʺ the election of Iain Duncan Smith DS and Michael Howard as leaders of the Conservative party ʺ the issue of immigration ʺ the new royal wedding ʺ the 2005 election ʺ the importance of China on the British stage. Britain since 1945 is essential reading for any student of contemporary British history and politics
The GDR : Moscow's German ally by David Childs( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de ontwikkelingen sinds 1945 in de Duitse Democratische Republiek
Germany since 1918 by David Childs( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the general reader or first year undergraduates
East Germany by David Childs( Book )

23 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West Germany, politics and society by David Childs( Book )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, originally published in 1981, provides the student and general reader alike with a fascinating account of the dynamic re-emergence of Germany after the Second World War as one of the world's leading and most powerful states. The book gives extensive coverage to all aspects of the former West Germany's political, social and economic arrangements. As well as dealing with the Basic Law, political parties, Bundestag and government, it also discusses neglected subjects, such as education, the armed forces, welfare services, the role of women, the economy and industrial relations and the
From Schumacher to Brandt; the story of German socialism, 1945-1965 by David Childs( Book )

14 editions published in 1966 in English and German and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain since 1939 : progress and decline by David Childs( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This wide-ranging book covers politics and the economy; education, foreign policy and defence; housing and living standards; immigration and racism; law and order; the media; the remarkable resilience of the monarchy; public opinion; the retreat from empire; religion's decline and the secularisation of society; women's changing role, and much more. The book challenges many aspects of past policies and raises doubts about the wisdom of going to war in 1939. It traces Britain's decline from world power status to being just one of the larger members of the European Union. Comparisons are made with other countries especially Germany, France and Ireland. In fact, as Britain and Ireland are so closely intertwined, Irish developments are outlined over the same period. The book is based on a wide variety of sources, including the results from many years of interviewing numerous key figures
Marx and the Marxists; an outline of practice and theory by David Childs( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and German and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the general reader
The Changing face of Western communism by David Childs( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<P>This book, first published in 1980, provides both a broad review and detailed analysis of the major issues that had been affecting the changing relations between Moscow and the other European Communist parties. In discussing the Spanish, Italian, French and Scandinavian communist parties the individual contributors expose the weaknesses as well as the strengths of the parties, and analyse the ideological and sociological roots. This title will be of interest to students of politics. </P>
The Stasi : the East German Intelligence and Security Service by David Childs( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and German and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stasi, the first English-language account of the East German secret police, tells the story of the Stasi from its origins in the dreaded Cheka, the notorious Russian secret police, to its abolition in 1989. Based on years of personal experience with the Stasi, interviews with members of the German parliament, and street interviews conducted in several East German towns, David Childs and Richard Popplewell uncover a fascinating yet horrifying story of unbridled power, misguided idealism, treachery, widespread opportunism, and the occasionally courageous dissenter
Honecker's Germany by David Childs( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picking up many of themes of David Childs' earlier book, The GDR: Moscow's German Ally, this book discusses the German Democratic Republic (GDR) from 1971 until the mid 1980s. Written at a time when the GDR was one of the most modern and successful socialist states, with a growing importance within the socialist bloc and the global stage, this books examined a number of important topics such as GDR relations with the USSR and the USA, the GDR Navy, the church in the GDR and the economy of the GDR
Germany in the twentieth century by David Childs( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and German and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This concise history, based partly on the author's earlier Germany since 1918, will be welcomed by students, businessmen and all who are interested in understanding the modern German phenomenon: how a nation first unified only in the 1870s has survived two crushing defeats--and partition for 40 years--to emerge as the most prosperous and powerful nation in Europe. The book traces the development of Germany from the Kaisers' Reich in the 1870s to the reunited democratic
East Germany in comparative perspective( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book assesses the current position of the GDR in key political, economic and social areas. It looks at the political leadership, the military and at important social groupings such as the Church
The fall of the GDR : Germany's road to unity by David Childs( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on the momentous events of 1989-90, this review of the collapse of the GDR uses first-hand interview material with a number of the leading figures to provide a detailed account and analysis of the collapse of East Germany. For anyone interested in resergent Germany and its role in Europe, the breadth of this work will attract wide interest. It will establish itself as the standard account of events for the foreseeable future."--Jacket
The two red flags : European social democracy and Soviet communism since 1945 by David Childs( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An incisive account of the impact of socialism on the life and politics of Europe and the former Soviet bloc in the twentieth century. It covers the origins of socialism in those countries where it had most impact
East Germany to the 1990s : can it resist glasnost? by David Childs( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children in war : reminiscences of the Second World War( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress and decline by David Childs( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised edition of David Childs' text offers a detailed account of Britain's history since 1939. He concludes that, despite the serious problems Britain faces, Britons are better off than ever in terms of prosperity and personal freedom
Germany on the road to unity by David Childs( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany in the Twentieth Century by David Childs( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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East Germany in comparative perspective
Alternative Names
Childs, David

David Childs professor of politics

Languages
English (383)

German (6)

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Britain since 1939 : progress and declineThe Stasi : the East German Intelligence and Security ServiceEast Germany in comparative perspectiveThe fall of the GDR : Germany's road to unityThe two red flags : European social democracy and Soviet communism since 1945Progress and decline