Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion, and the Scandal of the Century

Paperback | October 30, 2012

byRuth Harris

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National Jewish Book Awards Winner

In 1894, Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the French army, was wrongfully convicted of being a spy for Germany and was imprisoned on Devil''s Island. Oxford historian Ruth Harris presents the scandal of the century in all its human complexity. Drawing on private letters and thousands of previously unconsidered sources, Harris offers a definitive account of the tragic drama that divided French society and stunned the world. Sweeping and engaging, Harris''s retelling of the Dreyfus Affair extricates it from the myths of both the left and the right, offering a new understanding of one of the most significant episodes in modern history.

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National Jewish Book Awards WinnerIn 1894, Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the French army, was wrongfully convicted of being a spy for Germany and was imprisoned on Devil's Island. Oxford historian Ruth Harris presents the scandal of the century in all its human complexity. Drawing on private letters and thousands of previously unconsidered sources, Harris offers a definitive account of the ...

Ruth Harris is the author of Lourdes: Body and Spirit in the Secular Age. A fellow and tutor at Oxford University, she has written widely on topics in French history, cultural history, women's history, and the history of medicine. She lives in Oxford, England.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:572 pages, 9.18 × 6.29 × 0.96 inPublished:October 30, 2012Publisher:PicadorLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312572980

ISBN - 13:9780312572983

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