Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Dreyfus Trials by Guy Chapman

The Dreyfus Trials by Guy Chapman describes the series of legal proceedings against Alfred Dreyfus. The rather byzantine politics of the French third Republic is described. Unfortunately it was hard to keep the large cast of characters straight. I'll probably have to read something else before understanding all the complexities. Instead of simply saying the coverup including the forgeries was do to anti-Semitism Chapman points out the implications for French civil military affairs as well.

Unfortunately the book contains only a partial bibliography.

Recommended but I'll probably need something else on the topic before I feel comfortable.

Is available through Abebooks.

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