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Prof Gerard De Groot

Professor Gerard De Groot

BA (Whitman), PhD (Edin.), FRHistS

Contact Details

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Telephone - +44 (0)1334 462898
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Teaching and Research Interests

Teaches 20th Century British and American History, and has published twelve books and dozens of articles on various aspects of 20th Century History. His book on the atom bomb was published to considerable acclaim and won a prestigious literary prize. His iconoclastic history of 1960s won the Ray and Pat Browne Prize for the best single authored book on cultural history in 2008.  He has now returned to studying the social effects of the Great War upon Britain.

Main Publications

  • Douglas Haig, 1861-1928 (1988)
  • Liberal Crusader: The Life of Sir Archibald Sinclair (1993)
  • Blighty: British Society in the Era of The Great War (1996) [Details]
  • Military Miscellany I (1997)
  • Student Protest: The Sixties and after (1998) [Details]
  • A Noble Cause?: America and the Vietnam War (1999) [Details]
  • A Soldier and a Women (2000) [Details]
  • The First World War (2001) [Details]
  • The Bomb: A Life (2004) [Details]
  • Dark Side of the Moon (2006) [Details]
  • The Sixties Unplugged: A Kaleidoscopic History of a Disorderly Decade (2008) [Details]
  • The Seventies Unplugged: A Kaleidoscopic History of a Violent Decade (2010)

Teaching Duties

Offers the following Honours courses:

Research Students

  • Allan Macfarlane, Admiral Jellicoe: a biography
  • Hannah Grenham, The Social and Political Impact of Video Games
  • Nick Blackbourn, The Committee on the Present Danger
  • Samuel Tranter, British Memories of the First World War

Main Publications

The Sixties Unplugged

The Bomb


Dark Side of the Moon