Peter Stansky
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Peter Stansky

Peter Stansky is Frances and Charles Field Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford University. Stansky received his first BA in History from Yale, and a few years later received a second BA in History from King's College, Cambridge. He contemplated a career in law, but rather did a Ph.D. in History at Harvard University where until 1968, when he left to join the Stanford faculty, where he has remained since. He is the author of "The First Day of the Blitz," and "Edward Upward: Art and Life," among many other books. He and William Abrahams wrote together "Journey to the Frontier: Two Roads to the Spanish Civil War," "The Unknown Orwell," "Orwell: The Transformation," "London's Burning: Life, Death, and Art in the Second World War," and "Julian Bell: From Bloomsbury to the Spanish Civil War."

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    • The First Day of the Blitz: September 7, 1940

    • By: Peter Stansky
    • Narrated by: Edwin David
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
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    On September 7, 1940, the long-feared attack by the German Luftwaffe plunged London into a cauldron of fire. This compelling audiobook recreates that day in all its horror, using first-hand accounts, many never before published....

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    • The Unknown Orwell and Orwell: The Transformation

    • By: Peter Stansky, William Abrahams
    • Narrated by: Mr Tim Dalgleish
    • Length: 20 hrs and 58 mins
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    For the first time, these two essential works on George Orwell have been brought together in one audiobook....

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    • Sassoon: The Worlds of Philip and Sybil

    • By: Peter Stansky
    • Narrated by: Simon Barber
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
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    Historian Peter Stansky brings siblings, Sir Philip Sassoon and Sybil, and their period into sharp focus. He also explores what their experience reveals about the nature of English life....

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    • Edward Upward

    • Art and Life
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    The novelist and short story writer Edward Upward (1903-2009) is famous for being the unknown member of the W. H. Auden circle, though he was revered by his peers - Auden, Day Lewis, Isherwood, and Spender - for his intellect and high literary gifts....

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