Peter McPhee is a professorial fellow at the University of Melbourne. He lives in Abbottsford, Australia.
"A thorough and well-written account of Robespierre's life...a solid contribution to the scholarship of this key figure of the French revolution."-Kirkus Reviews Kirkus "Readers... will love this wise book about an important and enigmatic figure."-Library Journal Library Journal "A fine piece of work. McPhee has a sure command of the period, has mastered the voluminous sources on Robespierre, and writes a clean, robust prose."-David Bell, The New Republic -- David Bell New Republic