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The Dreyfus affair : the scandal that tore France in two, Piers Paul Read

Label
The Dreyfus affair : the scandal that tore France in two
Title
The Dreyfus affair
Title remainder
the scandal that tore France in two
Statement of responsibility
Piers Paul Read
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Captain Alfred Dreyfus was a rising star in the French artillery command. Reserved yet intelligent and ambitious, Dreyfus had everything: a family, money, and a clear path to a prestigious post. However, Dreyfus also had enemies, especially within the impoverished aristocracy, who disliked him because he was rich, bourgeois, and, above all, a Jew. On the basis of flimsy evidence, he was arrested for high treason, and sentenced to life on the legendary, lethal Devil's Island. The saga of Dreyfus's many trials--he was not exonerated until 1906, twelve years after first being arrested--the fight to free him, and the intrigues on both sides, is a fast-moving mystery story rife with heroes and villains, loose women, loyal wives, bisexual men, tricksters, and charlatans. The anti-Semitism and deceit on display in the Dreyfus case was an ominous prelude to the Holocaust and the long, bloody twentieth century to come. The Dreyfus scandal still has much to teach us, and prizewinning novelist, biographer, and narrative historian Piers Paul Read brings this real-life morality tale alive for a new generation.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Read, Piers Paul
Dewey number
944.081/2
Index
index present
LC call number
DC354
LC item number
.R33 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dreyfus, Alfred
  • Dreyfus, Alfred
  • Scandals
  • Trials (Treason)
  • Antisemitism
  • Religion and politics
  • France
  • France
  • France
Label
The Dreyfus affair : the scandal that tore France in two, Piers Paul Read
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. Before the affair -- The French Revolution -- The Third Republic -- Edouard Drumont -- pt. 2. Alfred Dreyfus -- Evidence of treason -- Dreyfus accused -- Dreyfus condemned -- The Salvation Islands -- pt. 3. The affair -- The first Dreyfusards -- Colonel Picquart -- Commandant Esterhazy -- Emile Zola -- The pen versus the sword -- The road to Rennes -- Rennes -- The last act -- Epilogue -- Principal characters
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
408 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781608194322
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011034456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • ocn738346693
  • (OCoLC)738346693
Label
The Dreyfus affair : the scandal that tore France in two, Piers Paul Read
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. Before the affair -- The French Revolution -- The Third Republic -- Edouard Drumont -- pt. 2. Alfred Dreyfus -- Evidence of treason -- Dreyfus accused -- Dreyfus condemned -- The Salvation Islands -- pt. 3. The affair -- The first Dreyfusards -- Colonel Picquart -- Commandant Esterhazy -- Emile Zola -- The pen versus the sword -- The road to Rennes -- Rennes -- The last act -- Epilogue -- Principal characters
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
408 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781608194322
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011034456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • ocn738346693
  • (OCoLC)738346693

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