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Dreyfus : politics, emotion, and the scandal of the century

Author: Ruth Harris
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Prizewinning historian Ruth Harris offers the first in-depth history of both sides in the 1894 Dreyfus Affair, showing how complex interlocking influences--tensions within the military, the clashing demands of justice and nationalism, and a tangled web of friendships and family connections--shaped both the coalition working to free Jewish officer Alfred Dreyfus and the formidable alliances seeking to protect the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Alfred Dreyfus; Alfred Dreyfus
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Harris
ISBN: 9780805074710 0805074716
OCLC Number: 430839724
Notes: "Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2010 as The man on Devil's Island by Allen Lane, London"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 541 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Trial and errors --
Degradation --
Family and friends --
France, Germany, and the Jewish community --
The Alsatian connection --
Zola --
pt. 2. Intellectuals and anti-intellectuals --
The polemic begins --
Dreyfusard contradictions --
"Anti-intellectuals" : Catholics and the occult --
Dreyfusards and the Judaeo-Christian tradition --
Mother-love and nationalism : Maurice Barrès and Jules Soury --
pt. 3. Three movements and mystiques --
Anti-Dreyfusard movements and martyrology --
The Dreyfusard mystique --
Salonnières left and right --
Rightist illusions --
pt. 4. The end of the affair --
Alfred returns --
The trial and its aftermath --
Aftershocks --
Rehabilitation --
Epilogue --
Chronology --
Dramatis personae.
Other Titles: Man on Devil's Island
Responsibility: Ruth Harris.

Abstract:

Prizewinning historian Ruth Harris offers the first in-depth history of both sides in the 1894 Dreyfus Affair, showing how complex interlocking influences--tensions within the military, the clashing demands of justice and nationalism, and a tangled web of friendships and family connections--shaped both the coalition working to free Jewish officer Alfred Dreyfus and the formidable alliances seeking to protect the reputation of the army that had convicted him.

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