Books

The Dreyfus Affair has been such an intriguing case in history that many books were written in this case. Here are some of the books you can read.

The Affair: The Case of Alfred Dreyfus

By – Jean-Denis Bredin

IN 1984, Captain Alfred Dreyfus was accused of high treason. His 12-year ordeal started from here which included imprisonment in Devil’s Island, the publication of Emile Zola’s ‘J’Accuse’, forgery, trial, betrayal and finally pardon. His personal journey revealed the troubled condition within the French society during that time. The author talks about this case and how it affected  French history.

An Officer and a Spy

By – Robert Harris

Captain Alfred Dreyfus was accused of treason. He was then sent to imprisonment and stripped of his rank publicly. Later it was found that Dreyfus was innocent and there was a spy in the military who was giving secret information to the German government. Georges Picquart, an officer, found out about it and it greatly affected his views about the country. This book talks about what was going on in Picquart’s mind.

Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters

By – Louis Bagley

In 1894, Captain Alfred Dreyfus was court-martialed for giving secret information to the German military. After five years he was found innocent. This affair created a chaos in France. The country started trying hard to restore freedom and honor to Dreyfus. Crimes that were committed by the top military officials were exposed. The book talks about all these that went on during that period.

These books are very interesting and you will love it if you like reading about history. This affair had a huge impact on the French history and you will learn a lot of things about the French military system and the government during that time.