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Captain Dreyfus:The Story of a Mass Hysteria
The narrative of an extra ordinary imbrolio in late 19th centruy France. A competent military intelligence officer is accused, falsely, of espionage and stripped of his rank and military career and sent to Devil's Island (French Guiana). Essentialy the various tribunals he appeals to are bigoted, short-sighted, and impervious to the facts. When the courts will not deal wit ...more
Published 1955 by Simon and Shuster
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Mar 10, 2008 Timothy Hunter added it
Recommends it for: Whistleblowers, Jews, and Catholics
Recommended to Timothy by: I discovered it in a book shop on a dusty shelf.
The description of the book here in Goodreads indicates that this book is a vast panorama of an unbelievable crisis that gripped France and the civilized world. It is interesting that Dreyfus' freeing from prison on Devil's Island, French Guiana, was ultimately due to the extraordinary support he received from a highly respected senior officer - who was not only a very tradional Roman Catholic but possibly an anti-semite in his personal opinions. Thus, the seniior officer became an impervious ob ...more