Prisoners of Honour - The Dreyfus Affair

Lewis, David L.

Prisoners of Honour - The Dreyfus Affair

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co

ISBN: 030429487X

Published: 1975

Condition: VG-/VG



£8.40 with P&P in UK

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1st UK edition, (originally pub in USA.) Hardback, 346 pages incl index, 44 b&w plates + chronology list +extensive bibliography. Spine of DJ is sunned, spine ends a little bumped; some faint smudge marks to pp2 & 4 , corner of p 3/4 has been creased but is intact. Overall a good tight copy; previous owner's name on f.e.p. The persecution of Alfred Dreyfus, for allegedly passing secrets to the Germans, was the cause celebre of 19thC France and ranks in significance with the Calas Affair in the 18thC. Dreyfus was a Jewish Officer in the French Army and the anti -Semitism caused by the case became rampant as passions were roused. The story of Dreyfus's trial, degradation and imprisonment, and his ultimate vindication is an absorbing account of the military, legal and political mores of 19thC France.

Our Ref: M0184

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