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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 16 January 2017
The events of this book, in which an innocent man is found guilty of treason, based on supposition, bigotry and forged evidence almost defy belief. That officials should then fabricate more evidence to cover the original forgeries, often based on their absolute conviction of guilt in the face of clear facts, covering for each other and supported by elements of the state show again what can happen when racism, bigotry and self interest coincide.

This is a sobering book, often shocking, and occasionally discursive, which recounts events of just over 100 years ago in one of the most civilised countries on earth at the same time and in much the same place as Monet was creating some of his greatest masterpieces. Shocking indeed. The writing style seems to fluctuate - sometimes reading like a thriller, sometimes in going into detail of some of the more minor figures of the Affair and a little hard going. Well worth reading though especially if this would be the first book you have read about the Dreyfuss Affair
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on 24 February 2017
A very good presentation of Alfred Dreyfus's frustrating journey to justice and innocence. I remember reading of the affair in history at school but not all that was behind it.
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on 15 March 2014
I am familiar with the Dreyfus affair, having studied it during my French Degree. But this book was a great summary of the story, with a writing style that kept the reader engaged. Even if the subject matter is not a familiar one, it reads rather like a quasi-novel, albeit well researched and argued. A good purchase.
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on 11 June 2016
This account is pretty hard going at times, so many names, easy to lose track. Fascinating story though and if you want to know everything about the Affair, this book covers it.
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on 13 January 2014
I read this book to reacquaint myself with the facts of the Drefus Affair after reading "An Officer and a Spy" by Robert Harris. This is a good book, which thoroughly examines the context of the third republic, in particular the anti-clerical and catholic camps. Once onto the affair itself the book reads a bit like a thriller, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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on 18 September 2014
Excellent book. Intriguing to understand the politics of France leading up to the Affair and the aftermath backlash on the Catholic religion.
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on 14 May 2016
Good
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on 30 January 2014
A wonderful and sometimes heart breaking story. Ideal depth of info for History students. Excellent I enjoyed reading it. Thanks.
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on 10 June 2016
Came very promptly and proved to be an interesting read and good value
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on 26 May 2016
Fascinating story
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