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The Resource The Dreyfus affair : the story of the most infamous miscarriage of justice in French history, Piers Paul Read

The Dreyfus affair : the story of the most infamous miscarriage of justice in French history, Piers Paul Read

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The Dreyfus affair : the story of the most infamous miscarriage of justice in French history
Title
The Dreyfus affair
Title remainder
the story of the most infamous miscarriage of justice in French history
Statement of responsibility
Piers Paul Read
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In October 1894, the torn fragments of an unsigned memo containing military secrets were retrieved by a cleaning lady from the waste paper basket of Colonel Maximilien von Schwartzkoppen of the German embassy in Paris. When French intelligence pieced the document back together to uncover proof of a spy in their midst, Captain Dreyfus, on slender evidence, was charged with selling military secrets to the Germans, found guilty of treason by unanimous verdict and sentenced to life imprisonment on the notorious Devi' s Island. The fight to free the wrongfully convicted Dreyfus - over twelve long years, through many trials - is a story rife with heroes and villains, courage and cowardice, dissimulation and deceit. One of the most infamous miscarriages of justice in history, the Dreyfus affair divided France, stunned the world and unleashed violent hatreds and anti-Semitic passions which offered a foretaste of what was to play out in the long, bloody twentieth century to come
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1941-
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Read, Piers Paul
Dewey number
944.081
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Dreyfus, Alfred
  • Trials (Treason)
  • Judicial error
  • Antisemitism
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
The Dreyfus affair : the story of the most infamous miscarriage of justice in French history, Piers Paul Read
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000048632696
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
408 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408801390
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Label
The Dreyfus affair : the story of the most infamous miscarriage of justice in French history, Piers Paul Read
Publication
Control code
000048632696
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
408 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408801390
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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