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An officer and a spy

Author: Robert Harris
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
Series: Thorndike Press large print core series.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large Print editionView all editions and formats
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Paris, 1895. Alfred Dreyfus, a young Jewish officer, has just been convicted of treason, sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's Island, and stripped of his rank in front of a baying crowd of twenty-thousand. Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, the ambitious, intellectual, recently promoted head of the counterespionage agency that "proved" Dreyfus had passed secrets to the Germans. At  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Historical fiction
Spy stories
Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Named Person: Alfred Dreyfus; Alfred Dreyfus
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Harris
ISBN: 9781410468437 1410468437
OCLC Number: 868510145
Description: 701 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print core series.
Responsibility: Robert Harris.

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Paris, 1895. Alfred Dreyfus, a young Jewish officer, has just been convicted of treason, sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's Island, and stripped of his rank in front of a baying crowd of twenty-thousand. Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, the ambitious, intellectual, recently promoted head of the counterespionage agency that "proved" Dreyfus had passed secrets to the Germans. At first, Picquart firmly believes in Dreyfus's guilt. But it is not long after Dreyfus is delivered to his desolate prison that Picquart stumbles on information that leads him to suspect that there is still a spy at large in the French military. As evidence of the most malignant deceit mounts and spirals inexorably toward the uppermost levels of government, Picquart is compelled to question not only the case against Dreyfus but also his most deeply held beliefs about his country, and about himself. Bringing to life the scandal that mesmerized the world at the turn of the twentieth century, the author tells a tale of uncanny timeliness, a witch hunt, secret tribunals, out-of-control intelligence agencies, and the fate of a whistle-blower.

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