Robert W. Parson
Robert W. Parson was born in Stratford, Connecticut. He studied at Phillips Exeter Academy, received his bachelor’s degree in history from Brown University, and obtained his master’s degree in history from the University of Arizona. His career in sales, marketing, and management included various positions with General Electric, North American Philips, and Panasonic Corporation of North America. He is the author of one previous book, Every Word You Write Vichy Will Be Watching You: Surveillance and Public Opinion in the Gard Department 1940–1944: The Postal Control System During Vichy France. He currently resides in Tucson, Arizona, and Nîmes, France.