Elizabeth Roberts holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Sydney. Her current research is on the history of desertion.
"Elizabeth Roberts' wide-ranging and methodologically challenging study forcibly argues that voluntary participation in war cannot be accounted for in political and military terms alone but that it also needs to be understood in its cultural, social and discursive dimensions. Freedom, Faction, Fame and Blood thereby presents not only a complex, many-sided portrait of 'soldiers of conscience, ' but also takes the illuminating and highly unusual step of placing the Spanish Civil War within a transnational setting." --Richard Baxell, Journal of Contemporary History