The Man on Devil's Island: Alfred Dreyfus and the Affair that Divided France

By: Ruth Harris

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ISBN
9780141014777
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
560
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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WINNER OF THE 2010 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FOR BIOGRAPHY

'Masterly . . . adds a new level of learning to the affair that defined twentieth-century France … a book that will fascinate all those who love truth, love justice and love France, despite its many flaws'
NIGEL JONES, DAILY TELEGRAPH

In 1894, Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the French army, was wrongfully convicted of spying for Germany, publicly disgraced and sentenced to solitary confinement for life on Devil's Island. It was a miscarriage of justice that would unleash violent hatreds, tear France apart and stun the world.

The Man on Devil's Island explores the clashing ideals, passions and personalities that defined both sides in the battle over Dreyfus, drawing on thousands of letters to offer a new understanding of one of the most defining moments in recent history.
ISBN:
9780141014777
Publication Date:
01 / 07 / 2011
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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