Robert Gildea

RobertGildeaRobert is Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford. His Marianne in Chains: In Search of Occupied France, published in  2002 by Macmillan in the UK and by Metropolitan in the US, won the Wolfson History Prize in 2003 and was shortlisted for the George Orwell Prize and for the British Academy Book Prize. His Children of the Revolution: The French 1799-1914 was published to wide review coverage in 2008 (Penguin Press in the UK and Harvard in the US). His new book, Fighters in the Shadows: The Lives of the French Resistance, draws on first-person accounts to tell the story of how the French and foreigners who took refuge in France reacted to the German occupation of 1940-44, and how the story of the many strands of the Resistance has been remoulded  since.Faber have  World English rights; Harvard will publish in the US.