À The Affair: The Case of Alfred Dreyfus Ý Download by Ë Jean-Denis Bredin If you want a full and thorough account of the Dreyfus Affair, this is a great book to go to.
This is the best book I ve read on the Dreyfus Affair so far Bredin does an excellent job keeping track of the numerous forged documents, the complex case against Dreyfus and the ways that the press and politics eventually brought about Dreyfus s exoneration Mehlman has translated this from French It is extremely readable and the footnotes and endnotes were a huge help in tracking down primary documents for the Dreyfus collection at Penn.
On An Autumn Morning In , Captain Alfred Dreyfus Appeared For A Routine Inspection But Found Himself Summarily Accused Of High Treason Here He Began A Twelve Year Ordeal That Included Imprisonment On Devil S Island, Trial, And Long Delayed Pardon This Book Is An Account Of The Dreyfus Affair, The Scandal That Rocked Th Century France I am no longer currently reading this I ve wanted to know about the Dreyfus trial for years It keeps coming up in my reading about other people of that era One would be Dreyfusard, another against I knew the general story but not the details It turns out that this book has far details that I could deal with Me, the Francophile, I was dismayed to discover how much anti Semitism there had been in France and how virulent it was It is said to be the best book on the subject, and I don t doubt that It s probably a great book for someone who wants to know pretty much everything there is to know about everything that surrounded the case, but I am not one of those At least not now So I ve put it back on the shelf, maybe for another day Incredible story, and highly readable book Dreyfus, a captain in the French Army, was unjustly convicted of being a spy almost solely because he was a Jew He was then imprisoned for years on Devil s Island, despite members of the French government and military being fully aware of his innocence, eventually resulting in a scandal as significant as modern day Watergate.
Very comprehensive account of the Affair Bredin consulted a lot of sources, which was great However, the author a Frenchman has an annoying habit of occasionally interrupting the historical narrative and waxing poetic about how great it was that France managed to absolve Dreyfus in the end, but informative overall.
My failure to finish this was not an indictment of the book Rather, I found the subject so grindingly depressing that I could not bear to watch a cabal of individuals and a government too proud to admit its egregious mistake pervert justice simply to save face Well worth the read, but a bit of emotional preparation might be necessary before you take it up.
After reading enough European history that referred to The Dreyfus Affair , I had to read about it Jewish officer accused of treason because the French bungled their military affairs and then needed a scape goat It was good to finally get the whole scope on The Affair but it was a pretty tedious read.
I d heard long ago about the Dreyfus Affair and wated to read in detail about it A huge miscarriage of justice at the turn of the century saw an anti semitic and reactionary French army bungle affairs and then frame a Jewish officer of treason to become the scapegoat for their failures The book, whilst detailed and following every twist and turn of the affair and there are several of them turns into a bit of a slog to read and at times diverts off into areas that seem to have little bearing on the actual case itself and are to do with cultual or political s of the time.
It was the author Emile Zola, however, whose article, J Accuse , was the most memor