Richard Overy, PhD

Richard Overy was educated at Caius College, Cambridge, and taught history at Cambridge from 1972 to 1979 as a fellow from Queens' College, and from 1976 as a university assistant lecturer. From 1980 to 2004 he taught at King's College, London, where he was named professor of modern history in 1994. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (1977), Fellow of the British Academy (2000), and Fellow of King's College (2003). In 2001 he was awarded the Samuel Elliot Morison Prize of the Society for Military History for his contribution to the history of warfare. In September 2004 he took up appointment as Professor of History at the University of Exeter.

His books include Why the Allies Won; The Bombing War: Europe 1939–1945; The Third Reich: A Chronicle; 1939: Countdown to War; Dictators: Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia. In September 2017 he will publish his latest work, A New History of the Second World War.