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16%OFFPiers Paul Read - The Dreyfus Affair: The Story of the Most Infamous Miscarriage of Justice in French History - 9781408830574 - V9781408830574
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The Dreyfus Affair: The Story of the Most Infamous Miscarriage of Justice in French History

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Description for The Dreyfus Affair: The Story of the Most Infamous Miscarriage of Justice in French History Paperback. A compelling, new and highly accessible account of one of the most high-profile and influential miscarriages of justice in French history: The Dreyfus Affair Num Pages: 416 pages. BIC Classification: 1DDF; 3JH; HBJD; HBLL; JWJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 131 x 27. Weight in Grams: 312. The Story of the Most Infamous Miscarriage of Justice in French History. 416 pages. A compelling, new and highly accessible account of one of the most high-profile and influential miscarriages of justice in French history: The Dreyfus Affair. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: 1DDF; 3JH; HBJD; HBLL; JWJ. Dimension: 199 x 131 x 27. Weight: 314.
Intelligent, ambitious and a rising star in the French artillery, Captain Alfred Dreyfus appeared to have everything: family, money, and the prospect of a post on the General Staff. But his rapid rise had also made him enemies - many of them aristocratic officers in the army's High Command who resented him because he was middle-class, meritocratic and a Jew. 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 discovered ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages
416
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Condition
New
Number of Pages
416
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781408830574
SKU
V9781408830574
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About Piers Paul Read
Piers Paul Read is the author of many novels, but is best known for his book Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors, which documented the story of the 1972 crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571. The book was adapted into the 1993 film Alive: The Miracle of the Andes. Read won the Hawthornden Prize and a Somerset ... Read more

Reviews for The Dreyfus Affair: The Story of the Most Infamous Miscarriage of Justice in French History
The author effectively deploys his considerable literary talents to master the contortions of the affair and humanise the large cast of villains and heroes. The result is compelling and tense
Sunday Times
Piers Paul Read admirably demonstrates why we still find the subject fascinating more than a century after it resolved
Daily Telegraph
Splendidly is conveys ... Read more

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