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David Kynaston was born in Aldershot in 1951. After graduating from New College Oxford, he studied at the London School of Economics. A professional historian, in addition to the four-volume The City of London, his works include King Labour: A History of the British Working Class, 1850-1914, histories of the Financial Times and the stockbrokers Cazenove & co., and the first two volumes in a planned history of Britain between 1945 and 1979, Austerity Britain, 1945-51 and Family Britain, 1951-57.
Robert Kyncl (Author) Robert Kyncl is the Chief Business Officer at YouTube where he oversees all business functions, and was previously Vice President of Content at Netflix. Robert has been listed in Vanity Fair’s 2012 & 2013 New Establishment List, Billboard’s Power 100 List in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, Billboard’s 2014 International Power Players List and AdWeek’s 2013 “Top 50 Execs Who Make the Wheels Turn”. Maany Peyvan (Author) Maany Peyvan is a Speechwriter and Communications Manager at Google, where he leads speechwriting for YouTube. Prior to his time at Google, Maany was a political appointee in the Obama Administration, serving as Director of Speechwriting at the US Agency for International Development.
Erich Kästner was born in Dresden in 1899, the son of a saddle maker and a maidservant. He was drafted into the army in 1917, and his experiences there were to influence his later pacifism. He published Emil and the Detectives in 1928 to great success. A sequel, Emil and the Three Twins, appeared in 1933, but soon afterwards his books were labelled "contrary to the German spirit" and burned in public by the Nazis. He was interviewed by the Gestapo several times, but remained in Berlin until 1945, when he fled the city to avoid the Soviet assault. After the war he continued to write and remained committed to anti-war movements until his death in 1974.
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